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Linux Making Inroads into Automotive Industry

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"The automotive industry is choosing Linux because it offers vendor neutrality, lower cost of entry and faster time to market, according to Glenn Seiler, director of product marketing at MontaVista Software. "There are more Linux developers becoming available on the market and the 'time-to-debug' is usually much less," he said."

"As the cost of electronic components in automobiles continues to increase, the battle is being waged between Linux and proprietary operating systems. MontaVista Software, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just one of a handful of software companies that provide Linux-based software for device-specific applications in automobiles."

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