MontaVista Announces Release of Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Embedded Operating System

MontaVista Software Inc., a leading provider of open-source systems software solutions for embedded systems, has announced the release of Hard Hat Linux 2.0, an operating system and toolkit based entirely on the latest Linux 2.4 kernel. The feature-rich release targets over 20 processors from 5 industry-leading architectures, including x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and SH (new to this release). Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is designed for cross development capability, with tools available on 8 host environments, including Red Hat Linux, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Solaris, native/hosted Hard Hat Linux, as well as under VMWare on Windows NT/2000. The release includes over 200 software packages, comprising thousands of must-have deployable software components. MontaVista will make Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Journeyman Edition freely available for technical evaluation and other uses.