Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. is sponsoring a series of half-day seminars for embedded software developers in seven U.S. locations. The seminars, entitled “Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux,” will be held in San Diego on October 24; in Dallas on October 30; in Austin, Texas on November 1; in the Research Triangle Park, N.C. on November 6; in Melbourne, Fla. on November 8; in Boston on November 13; and in Washington D.C. on November 15. All seminar times are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A recent survey by software market research firm, Evans Data Corporation, predicts that embedded Linux may soon become the most popular operating system for embedded development — perhaps as early as next year. One of the most striking results of the survey, published in July, is the indication of a dramatic shift away from “home grown” operating systems — which still account for more than 50 percent of all embedded systems' OSes — to Linux. The Evans Data report projects that the market share for embedded Linux will grow more than 140 percent by 2002.
MontaVista's “Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux” seminars will discuss trends in the embedded market, review processes in embedded software development, and take a close look at the technical issues involved in moving to embedded Linux. There will also be a discussion around open sources licenses. Demonstrations of embedded systems that have already been developed by MontaVista and its partners using MontaVista's award-winning Hard Hat Linux development environment will also be featured. Hard Hat Linux is currently deployed by more than 200 customers worldwide.
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