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LinuxDevices: Simplifying Embedded Linux Development with Graphical Tools

Jun 17, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Von Hagen)

"Recent embedded computing industry studies show that Linux is the operating system of choice for most new embedded development projects. Linux began as a solution for students looking for a free, powerful development platform, but has matured into a stable, powerful, and respected operating system that is used across the entire spectrum of modern computing. Today, Linux powers systems ranging from process control systems, PDAs, and consumer electronics devices to desktop systems, high-end network servers, and the world's most powerful computing clusters and multi-processor systems. The features that make Linux attractive in all of these scenarios are especially important in embedded systems, which are often produced and deployed in large quantities.

"The cost, power, and flexibility advantages of Linux over proprietary embedded operating systems are obvious-as the old saying goes, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...'"

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