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LinuxDevices: VDC Whitepaper: Comparing Linux and Windows Embedded Development

Aug 13, 2003, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"VDC is not affiliated with any industry software suppliers or trade journals, and we accept no advertising. Our goal is to provide the embedded systems community with unbiased, fact-driven research and analysis on the embedded hardware and software space through a time-proven and rigorous research methodology.

"Included as part of these reports is an analysis of embedded developer responses. For the April 2002 report, an extensive survey was mailed and emailed to a list of developers who were either current subscribers of the Embedded Linux Journal or members of VDC's embedded developer panel. For the June 2003 report, an extensive survey was e-mailed to a list of developers who were current subscribers of such magazines as EDN, Portable Design, Integration Communications Design (ICD), Embedded System Engineering, and VDC's embedded proprietary developer panel. VDC used SPSS, an industry standard statistical software package, for most of the statistical analysis used to produce our findings. Other analyses were performed using proprietary VDC tools and techniques.

"For the purposes of this paper, VDC offers the following comments on the end-user data collected by VDC from the April 2002 and June 2003 reports..."

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