"There's no question that Windows is king of the Desktop Market
and won't lose that status in the immediate future. On the other
hand, Linux is well on its way to a dominant position in the Server
Market, as evidenced by its doubling of market share during each of
the past two years."
"But what about the third major market for computer operating
systems -- the vast and largely unseen realm of embedded systems?
Does Microsoft reign supreme there, as on the desktop? No way! FAR
"...consider the implications of the fact that the Embedded
Market consists of something like 10,000 applications, potentially
based on thousands of distinct computer architectures. That's a lot
of projects and unique computer architectures to support for any
company, even Microsoft. You can imagine why Microsoft might prefer
the PC Market with its single architecture, to the Embedded Market
with its extreme fragmentation."
This whitepaper, by LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum,
contemplates the looming battle between Linux and Windows over
which OS will become the platform of choice in thousands of new
'intelligent interconnected devices' to be designed during the next
few years -- and offers ten reasons why Linux will win.
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