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Microsoft versus Linux in Automotive Industry

By John Bruggeman Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my last blog “Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point.” I’m really interested in this topic and all of the response I got inspired me to dive in a little deeper. Over the past several months, I’ve talked to a lot of people in the automotive industry. I asked them…

Linux? Real time? I don’t think so…

By Dan Poirot Phil Hochmuth asks the question "What do real-time additions to the Linux kernel mean for the real-time OS market?" We are going to have to set him straight on one point real quick... Wind River is all about offering customers choice and Industry standards. ...but Linux and real time? Nope! We can stand proud and point to…

Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point

By John Bruggeman Linux has always been suspect when it comes to automotive applications. The general belief was that safety-critical automotive applications required a deterministic, real-time operating system.  Linux just didn’t cut it for telematics or under-the-hood applications.  OEMs relied on proprietary OS companies for their solutions. Now some of that belief is grounded in fact. Consequently, Linux adoption in…

New Manager Hired for Embedded Linux Development Tools

Wind River recently hired Sven Dummer to manage its line of Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench tools for embedded Linux developers. According to Linuxdevices.com, Sven believes strongly in the open source model: "Eclipse, Linux, and GNU is a kind of dream team for me, and Workbench combines all this, with a focus more on the commercial side." Read more about Sven…

Does it have a motor?

By Mike Deliman Back in the 80s there was a car commercial, where a small crowd of doubters are looking over a neighbor's new car.  Amongst the comments and questions about the options that make a car comfortable comes the quip "Does it have a motor?" It's true that a car can be a car without a motor, or any…

Is Carrier Grade Linux finding new friends?

By Paul Tingey While browsing the web recently I was interested to find an article (Carrier Grade Linux moves beyond telecoms into data centers, virtualization) featuring an interview with Bill Weinberg of the OSDL. In the article Weinberg outlines his view that Carrier Grade Linux has matured to a point where it's pushing out from it's traditional heartland of management…

Raising the bar

By Paul Anderson I have had the opportunity to have been part of the computing world in some form or another for about 25 years now (yes, I started young).  I started as a young home hobbyist building my own machines and writing software from the ground up, then having the opportunity to experience the early days of the open…

Net Stack Vendor Picks Wind River Linux

Net stack vendor, LVL7, announced it will base its flagship "Fastpath" products on Wind River Linux. You can read the entire article on LinuxDevices.com. According to the article LVL7, originally launched Fastpath in 2002 by partnering with Red Hat and MontaVista. Moving forward, LVL7's Fastpath stack will be optimized for Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition. Linux Devices…