How Can Linux Fit in a Cellphone?

Jan 13, 2009, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Carl P. Villanueva for this link. ]

"As you can see, some of these devices, such as PDA's and mobile phones, are able to perform multiple tasks. However, the volume and magnitude of these tasks are nowhere close to that of an ordinary desktop. It would therefore be impractical for such embedded systems to be equipped with processors and operating systems that power desktops.

"Linux is not the only operating system for embedded systems. On the contrary, there are quite a number out there. Some of them are known as A/Rose, FreeRTOS, LynxOS, QNX, and ROM-DOS. In fact, Windows has two small operating systems that are also classified as embedded operating systems: Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE.

"But since this is a Linux blog, then we shall concentrate on Embedded Linux."

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