Linux Development Platform Supports Atom

Article Source LinuxDevices
June 1, 2009, 12:28 pm

MontaVista Software announced a Market Specific Distribution (MSD) of MontaVista Linux 6 based on the Linux-based, Intel-backed Moblin v2 stack (pictured). The MSD will support development of embedded applications using Moblin on a variety of Intel Atom-based devices, says the company.

Since alpha versions of Moblin v2 started appearing earlier this year, culminating with the recent, well-received beta release of the open source, Atom-targeted stack, the software has been variously referred to as Moblin v2 for Netbooks and Nettops, Moblin v2 for Netbooks, and just plain Moblin v2. MontaVista uses the latter term, and from the quotes below, suggests that it plans to address a broader market than netbooks, including mobile Internet devices (MIDs), IP phones, and automotive infotainment systems.