Upside: Leaner and Meaner Linux

“A notice to high tech fans staking out front row seats for the
impending Microsoft-Linux showdown: There has been a sudden change
of venue.”

“The PC desktop, site of memorable software clashes past, has
been deemed too old and rickety to withstand the stresses of
another decade. Instead, both camps have settled on a newer, more
neutral battleground: embedded systems, centerpiece of the
ultra-modern “post-PC” arena….”

We think the entire embedded OS market is available to us,”
says Tauskey. “Embedded Linux, in various flavors, will be able to
address almost every device across the board.