Lineo Ships Embedix Linux 1.0

LINDON, UTAH--Jan. 24, 2000 -- Lineo™, Inc., the leading developer of embedded Linux® system software™, today began shipping Embedix™ Linux 1.0, Lineo's embedded Linux distribution. Embedix Linux is engineered and re-configured specifically for embedded systems use. Embedix Linux allows OEM developers to test and implement embedded Linux on their specific hardware solutions.

"The shipment of Embedix Linux signals the first major release of a Linux distribution targeted solely at embedded OEMs," said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc. "OEMs are migrating to embedded Linux to take advantage of the advanced Internet protocols and lower cost of ownership inherent in Linux."

This version of Embedix Linux, targeted at x86 and PowerPC™ devices, includes more than 25 powerful Linux service components such as a very small Web server and support for network protocols, Web services and serial networking. Embedix Linux uses a minimum of 8MB RAM and 3MB of ROM or Flash memory. Embedix Linux is based on the Linux 2.2 kernel. E-mail-based technical support is available at

Embedix Linux is the first release in Lineo's series of embedded Linux-based products which will soon be available, including Embedix SDK and Embedix Browser.

Embedix SDK
Embedix SDK 1.0, (software development kit) is scheduled for release in Q2. This product will include the features of Embedix Linux with lower minimum hardware requirements. It will also include additional embedded-specific Linux components, development tools and third-party applications -- like VioSoft Arriba! for Embedix, an integrated development environment (IDE) suitable for developing embedded Linux kernel modules and user-space programs. Embedix SDK will also include Embedix Target Wizard, a graphical selection and configuration tool that allows OEMs to select from available embedded Linux components, identify interdependencies, and automate the configuration of embedded Linux for target OEM devices.

Embedix Target Wizard also allows OEM developers to store specific configurations of embedded solutions, facilitating identical reproduction and replication of the software for the embedded device.

Embedix Browser
Embedix Browser 1.0, also scheduled for release in Q2, is a compact, Linux-based embedded Web browser that gives OEM developers an embedded Linux GUI and complete set of browser components for devices that interact with networks and the Internet.

Pricing and Availability
Embedix Linux is available immediately as a free, not-for-resale download from Embedix Linux 1.0 is also available in CD-ROM form for $29.99 from Lineo's Web store. Contact Lineo's embedded OEM sales team for royalty-based pricing for implementing Embedix Linux on embedded devices.

Pricing for Embedix Linux, Embedix SDK, and Embedix Browser follows traditional OEM pricing models and scales according to volume, components licensed, custom development needs, support requirements and other factors. Please contact a Lineo OEM sales associate for a customized quote via e-mail at

Additional information on each of these products and other embedded Linux initiatives by Lineo can be accessed at

About Lineo, Inc.
Lineo™, Inc. develops, markets and sells embedded Linux system software and applications that provide OEMs and consumers with simple, low-cost software for interacting with the Internet via embedded devices. Lineo owns the Embedix™ product family including Embedix Linux, Embedix SDK and Embedix Browser. Lineo also owns DR DOS®, a component-based embedded OS, and other technologies designed to improve connectivity while reducing system requirements and per-unit costs. Visit Lineo, Inc. at For more information, contact Lineo, Inc. via e-mail: or telephone: (801) 426-5001.

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