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eWeek: Symposium Extends Embedded Linux

Jul 25, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craig Newell)

"Linux can reap new opportunities in the embedded-OS space with some minor tweaks, according to a presentation today at the 2003 Linux Symposium.

"Hundreds of Linux developers and fans gathered at Ottawa's Congress Centre to trade ideas over the future of the emerging embedded operating system, which has been used to power everything from home stereo equipment to PDAs.

"Among Wednesday's highlights was a presentation by Texas Instruments Inc.'s Senior Linux Technologist Tim Riker, who detailed the unique challenges of optimizing Linux for embedded devices. Riker, who said he has been 'hacking on Linux for a number of years,' said the open-source OS poses some problems for embedded developers..."

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