Lineo Ports uClinux 2.4 Kernel to DragonBall Processor

Dec 22, 2000, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in
 embedded Linux solutions today announced the successful porting of the
 uClinux(TM) 2.4 kernel to the Motorola DragonBall(TM) family of processors.
 The uClinux microcontroller operating system was made popular by its ability
 to run on processors without memory management hardware and with a typical
 kernel footprint of only 512K bytes or less.  Through Lineo's innovations,
 device manufacturers are able to deliver lower cost solutions in less time.
     Lineo's development gives uClinux users access to numerous new features of
 the Linux 2.4 kernel some of which include:  USB support, IrDA (infrared data
 transmission) and QoS (quality of service) support which combine to increase
 the strength of the networking capabilities.
     Lineo's ongoing investment in the uClinux operating system provides
 developers with continued access to emerging microprocessor families through
 professional services, research and development.
     The uClinux 2.4 kernel will be showcased next month at the LinuxWorld
 trade show in New York City.  Development on the uClinux platform was
 conducted at Lineo engineering centers located in Toronto, Virginia and Utah.
     Earlier versions of the uClinux kernel support the Motorola 68k family
 including, DragonBall and Coldfire, ARM7TDMI, i960 and other MMU-less RISC
 based processors.  For more information on additional microprocessor board
 support for uClinux, contact Lineo at
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based embedded systems, real-time and high
 availability solutions that include software, hardware designs and
 professional services.  Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and
 systems that interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system
 requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market.  The company's key product
 lines include:  Embedix (embedded Linux system software), uClinux (embedded
 Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based Internet appliances for
 secure networking) and High Availability Cluster (mission critical Linux
 cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at, via e-mail to or by calling (801) 426-5001.
     Lineo is a trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Motorola is a registered trademark of
 Motorola, Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All
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 registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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