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Financially struggling chip maker Intel is paying $884m to take over embedded operating system supplier Wind River Systems. Why would it do that, you may ask. Well, the best answer, of course, is because it can. Intel's launching and continuing support of the Moblin variant of Linux for netbooks shows that the chip maker knows …

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Not entirely surprising

VxWorks is the core of IOS-KR. That sort of thing is nice to have in house

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@Rupert Fiennes...

I think you mean "QNX's Neutrino" and "IOS-XR", so er... no. VxWorks has plenty of successful implementations, but that isn't one of them.

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@Rupert

IOS XR does use QNX, never heard about KR thing though (except the K&R C of course).

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MontaVista next

to be sucked into some "black hole" then.

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struggling?

I'm not sure how one paints Intel as "financially struggling". it's maintained profitibility, has cash in the bank, and is continuing to do research.

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Full circle

Intel used to have their own POSIX-ey RTOS - iRMX - until the 90s when they flogged it off, deciding operating systems weren't worth the hassle.

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Just another iteration

I wonder if Intel will do to Wind River what Wind River has done with everyone they have bought out. About the worst news an embedded developer can get is "Wind River is buying out your RTOS vendor" since you get to start all over again.

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