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ZDNet: Look for a Linux Distro Face-Off in the Embedded Space

Sep 28, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Gardner)

"Embedded software developers put Baskin-Robbins to shame when it comes to dishing up a large variety of operating systems flavors. The swirl of Linux permutations alone puts a rocky road in front of those seeking a smooth ride for reuse and modularity of device code.

"Yet the use of and preference for embedded Linux shows no signs of abatement in device design. Linux, fragmented like a chunky monkey as it is, is plainly here to stay for use in all sorts of programmable logic applications. MontaVista Software has been a Linux distributor oft associated with the embedded space, but it looks like someone else has their eye on the cherry position of seeking a de facto embedded Linux standard..."

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