Red Hat Unveils Embedded Software

Red Hat, Inc. announced today a programming toolkit for creating software for “embedded” computing devices such as set-top boxes, handheld computers or network routers. The Embedded Linux Developer Suite comes with version 2.4 of the Linux kernel, RedBoot loading software to start up the device, configuration tools for different software modules, and options and support for MIPS, SuperH, Intel-compatible, PowerPC, ARM, StrongARM and XScale chips. Pricing will be announced in October, when the software goes on sale, Red Hat said.