LinuxDevices.com: Whitepaper: Leveraging Linux for Embedded ApplicationsJan 20, 2000, 03:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Ready, Bill Weinberg)
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"From the streets of the Silicon Valley, to Wall Street, and of course to Sand Hill Road, "Linux" was the catchword of 1999. All signs point to Linux continuing as both a hot financial and technological prospect into the new millennium. Putting IPO fever aside, there are strong technical and business reasons to consider using Linux for your next embedded development project. There are measurable engineering advantages, like broad hardware support, scalability, excellent performance, high reliability, and open APIs."
"There are enticing business reasons to employ Linux -- no run-time royalties, free or low-cost available software components, and freely available source code. And, there are somewhat intangible reasons to put Linux into your next internet appliance, control system, or communications switch -- engineers like Linux and want to put Linux experience on their resumes, easing today?s hiring crunch, and so do marketers, who are eager to package products with "Linux Inside."
"This white paper reviews these and other reasons for building your next embedded application with Linux, and provides a glimpse of what to expect from embedded Linux in the coming year."