Linux in Defense: Free Software is Just Too Expensive

Many people are under the misconception that Linux is free (or at least cheap). But the true cost of using Linux in defense systems is far higher than the cost of using Green Hills Software's proprietary INTEGRITY operating system. In addition, the business model used by companies providing commercial support for embedded Linux is not sustainable. On the other hand, our proven proprietary software business model has enabled us to provide uninterrupted support for over 20 years, longer than Linux and the "open source" and "free software movements have existed.

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