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Now, Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics, which will debut at the Telematics Detroit 2008 conference today (May 20). The offering is based on Intel's low-power Atom processor and a new variant of Wind River's embedded Linux.

Wind River announced that its Linux Platform for Infotainment, optimized for Intel's Atom, should be available in August. It will include speech-recognition and speech-to-text software from Nuance Communications, Bluetooth and noise reduction from Parrot, music management from Gracenote, networking from SMSC and DVD playback from Corel.

The software will provide connectivity with Apple iPods and support 3D interfaces. It will also support the Controller Area Network and Media-Oriented Systems Transport buses used to link electronics in many cars.

More information: Wind River, Intel ride Linux into car market

Download of the day: Linux Kernel 2.6.25

Linux kernel 2.6.25 has been released and available for download from the official website. After nearly three months of development and the merging of over 12,000 patches from almost 1200 developers, this kernel is now considered ready for wider use. Highlights of this release include the ath5k (Atheros wireless) driver, a bunch of realtime work including realtime group scheduling, preemptable RCU, LatencyTop support, a number of new ext4 filesystem features, support for the controller area network protocol, more network namespace work and much more. LWN has more information.

Related: How To Compile Linux kernel 2.6.xx.