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DSP DesignLine: Linux: Hype vs. Reality

Aug 01, 2006, 02:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenton Williston)

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"Linux might have gotten its start in the PC world, but it is quickly becoming a major force in embedded applications. In the last quarter, for example, Motorola shipped 1 million Linux-based cell phones in China alone.

"With this kind of success story, it's no wonder that DSP engineers are enthusiastic about using Linux. However, I think the DSP community has gotten a little too excited about Linux. I say it's time to ignore the hype and take a tough look at Linux..."

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