"Odds are, you've heard about the advent of embedded Linux,
given the many recent news announcements. Several high-profile
companies (including IBM and Intel ) are developing prototypes.
Embedded Linux will lead to a wide range of diminutive products
running the open-source operating system. In fact, many believe
embedded-Linux devices will outnumber Palm devices in two
"The lack of an OS licensing fee has the potential to
dramatically lower the cost of producing embedded devices. To date,
though, there hasn't been much focus on how such products could
empower small businesses."
"The candidates include Internet appliances, PDAs, mobile
devices, and intelligent devices built into factory equipment, or
even into your next automobile. In fact, embedded Linux is a
candidate for just about anything that requires an operating system
but is not a full-fledged computer."
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