Last week at the Intel 2022 Investor Meeting, company leaders reiterated our commitment to foster an open ecosystem that ensures trust, choice and interoperability for our industry. Today, in a furtherance of that commitment, we are excited to announce Intel’s acquisition of Linutronix.
Linutronix is comprised of a team of highly qualified and motivated employees with a wealth of experience and involvement in the ongoing development of Linux. Led by CEO Heinz Egger and CTO Thomas Gleixner, Linutronix is the architect of PREEMPT_RT (Real Time) and the leading technology provider for industrial Linux. Gleixner has been the principal maintainer of x86 architecture in the Linux kernel since 2008.
This acquisition reflects Intel’s commitment to supporting the Linux kernel and the Linux community more broadly.
No secret that Intel supports Linux a *LOT* more than the Publicity Hound AMD, e.g. from the 1/23/2020 Who Contributes more Support to Linux … AMD or Intel? post.
Linux supported by Intel via the upstreaming of Intel Linux drivers to the Linux Open Source Community. Adoption into individual Linux distributions is dependent upon the OS vendor.
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!