Wind River Continues Advancing Development of IoT Devices with Latest Version of Market-Leading Linux Offering


  • Company releases Wind River Linux 8 with improved out-of-the-box experience and scalability for addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT.
  • Latest version of Wind River Linux uses kernel and toolchain from the upcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release.
  • Wind River also adds new capabilities to its Open Virtualization profile enabling building and deploying high-performance cloud operating systems.

EMBEDDED LINUX CONFERENCE EUROPE, Dublin, Ireland – October 5, 2015 – Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), today introduced the latest version of Wind River Linux. Wind River Linux 8 brings together the flexibility and interoperability of open source along with improved user experience and scalability for addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT. The company also introduced new features for Wind River Open Virtualization.

The latest version of Wind River Linux delivers an improved out-of-the-box experience with a significant reduction in set-up and installation time, allowing customers to start developing applications within minutes. It uses the latest kernel and toolchain from the upcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, Linux kernel 4.1, and GNU toolchain 5.2. Driving a broad ecosystem of silicon partners, Wind River Linux features hardware support for the latest Intel® architecture, as well as ARM®, MIPS, and PowerPC®.

Wind River Linux 8 will serve as the baseline for all existing technology profiles, including Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux, Security Profile for Wind River Linux, and the newly enhanced Open Virtualization profile for building and deploying a cloud operating system. The new features enable cloud services and high-performance computing capabilities to integrate a compute node to a number of frameworks or infrastructure providers.

“Wind River Linux allows customers to extract vast amounts of business intelligence and value from their data, and supports devices of all sizes, architectures, and industries—from general purpose and high-performing real-time devices to carrier grade, virtualization, and highly secure military applications,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms at Wind River. “With the latest version of Wind River Linux and our updated Open Virtualization profile, we are delivering a versatile and robust Linux offering to the market that is ideally suited for the development of IoT devices.”

Developed from the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure, Wind River Linux uses the latest Linux kernel as its upstream source to ensure customers have commercially supported access to the newest advancements from the open source community. Wind River Linux is part of the Wind River Helix™ portfolio of products enabling IoT advancements.

"Wind River continues to do important work with the Linux community, as well as foster open source innovation," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at Linux Foundation. “We look forward to the company’s ongoing contributions to the Yocto Project, and their market success with products like Wind River Linux.”

Wind River is a gold member of the Yocto Project Advisory Board, and continues to be a top contributor to the Yocto Project, holding numerous maintainer and technical lead positions, and contributing more than one third of the Yocto Project lines of code.

Wind River open source solutions are being showcased at Wind River Booth No. 5 at Embedded Linux Conference Europe October 5–7. For more information on Wind River Linux 8 visit To learn more about Wind River open source leadership, visit:

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