Force, MontaVista set to offer real-time Linux

Specialists from Force Computers Inc. of San Jose, Calif., are teaming with engineers from MontaVista Software Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., to provide the Linux operating system for embedded and real-time computer applications. MontaVista experts are developing Hard Hat Linux for Force`s Pentium II processor-based CPCI-730 single board CompactPCI computer. MontaVista, which eventually will offer Hard Hat Linux for Intel and PowerPCmicroprocessors, will make the product available to Force CPCI-730

Specialists from Force Computers Inc. of San Jose, Calif., are teaming with engineers from MontaVista Software Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., to provide the Linux operating system for embedded and real-time computer applications. MontaVista experts are developing Hard Hat Linux for Force`s Pentium II processor-based CPCI-730 single board CompactPCI computer. MontaVista, which eventually will offer Hard Hat Linux for Intel and PowerPCmicroprocessors, will make the product available to Force CPCI-730 customers this fall. The first version, Hard Hat 1.0, is based on the Linux 2.2 kernel, and includes development tools such as C and C++ compilers. For more information, contact Force by phone at 408-369-6000, by fax at 408-371-3382, by post at 2001 Logic Drive, San Jose, Calif. 95124, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.forcecomputers.com. Also contact MontaVista by phone at 408-328-9200, by fax at 408-328-9204, by post at 490 Potrero Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086, by e-mail at sales@mvista.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.mvista.com/. — J.K.

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