Spinning the press about technology

We’ve been an engineering driven company from day one – something that leads us to be frustrated with “analysts” and reporters who seem unwilling to challenge marketing. For example, here’s how a recent Investor’s Business Daily article starts:

“With a fast-growing presence in everything from servers to cell phones, the Linux operating system appears ready for prime time. But is it ready for real time?

“MontaVista Software thinks so…”

Hello! Anyone there able to use Google? Why is it that reporters who write such stuff won’t do a little research so that they can tell their readers Linux has been “ready for real-time” in the most demanding applications for over a decade?