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InfoWorld: Embedded systems take center stage as interest in handheld devices grows

Oct 10, 1999, 16:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"Another fellow whose company is reluctantly moving to 32-bit software attended this show specifically to check out Microsoft Windows CE version 3.0 -- only to watch it blue-screen during the demo. That, among other things, eliminated CE as a possibility for his work..."

"Regardless, I can see now that Linux is very likely to succeed in the embedded systems space regardless of fragmentation because it is free (or nearly so, depending on where you get it)."

"So while most of the folks I talked to acknowledge that there are many embedded operating systems that are far better than Linux, they say the low price of Linux often makes the choice a no-brainer."

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