MontaVista Offers Webinars for Improving Embedded Linux Startup Time

MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announces registration for two free web seminars on improving embedded Linux Startup time, presented with Freescale[tm] Semiconductor, OpenSystems Media and Christopher Hallinan, author of Embedded Linux Primer, the number one-selling book on embedded Linux. The web seminars will provide strategies for improving embedded Linux startup time and present techniques that help design engineers to reduce boot time while preserving the base functionality required of most embedded Linux systems.

Attendees will learn the latest fast boot techniques, including tips on how to decrease the overhead of the bootloader and more efficiently configure features that affect startup time. As embedded consumer electronics have become more advanced and consumer demands continue to increase, ‘Instant-on’ capability in devices, such as cell phones, mobile internet devices and automotive infotainment systems, has become a necessity. With the proliferation of Linux in these increasingly intelligent devices, developers must learn to optimize the boot up time to meet consumer requirements. A typical Linux embedded system contains a bootloader and kernel both of which are typically configured with many useful default features that either slow or speed system boot time. Attendees to this event will gain better understanding of techniques to decrease boot time, and be presented an overview of a typical boot sequence, bootloader and Linux kernel optimizations.

Moderated by Don Dingee, editorial director for OpenSystems Media, the free web seminar “Tips and Techniques For Improving Embedded Linux Startup Time” will be co-presented by Christopher Hallinan, MontaVista FAE and Sridharan Subramanian, Freescale software and platforms product management lead.

The seminar will be conducted twice on November 18 at convenient times for developers located in North America and Europe. Details are available at Each 60-minute session will be presented live, and will allow for both instruction as well as a question-and-answer portion. Admission is free and all information will be presented via the Internet, with both computer-streamed audio and telephone access available.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.

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