Today, WinZent, a Swedish-based BIOS vendor, released wION BIOS and wIOS operating system for the MinnowBoard MAX. The release is registration-required freeware.
Some excerpts from their press release:
“WinZent Technologies AB today announced the general availability of its wION BIOS and wIOS operating system for the MinnowBoard Max open hardware board. WinZent’s software allows the embedded systems developer to use any operating system, from legacy operating systems such as MS-DOS, to most Linux distributions and the latest Microsoft Windows versions. The software also boosts the board with lightening-fast performance. WinZent’s wION BIOS cold boots the MinnowBoard Max in 0.56 seconds, and completes a warm reboot in 0.21 seconds. wION is bundled with WinZent’s real-time POSIX compliant operating system wIOS, which can provide multiples to magnitudes improved performance for applications and programs.”
“WinZent Technologies AB develops and markets the world’s fastest and most compact firmware and kernel software. wION, our BIOS, is characterized by sub-second boot time and full support for both legacy and the latest operating systems. wIOS, our POSIX-compliant operating system, is characterized by its deterministic real-time capabilities and its lightening-fast speed. WinZent Technologies AB is headquartered in Stockholm in Sweden.”