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CircuitCellar: Linux Lessons [An embedded engineer takes Linux for a (favorable) spin]

Feb 22, 2001, 16:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Martin)

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"...My observations and recommendations? Don't install Linux on a mission-critical system. Plan to try different versions. Perhaps you and your friends could each get a different type and compare notes. Read the directions through a couple of times before you start. Don't think of Linux in the same way as Windows. It's a stable safe system, but not all encompassing yet. And, plan to run Linux in the near future."

"For the past 10 years, we (embedded engineers) have lived in the wake of the PC and Windows (WINTEL). I feel that the PC is taking a market-driven path that we will no longer be willing or able to follow. Linux today has everything we need and will only keep getting better. It's virtually free and open-sourced. And, Linux is text-based so the compilers and editors really scream."

"I've left out all the details of the installation. I was installing last year's, and it doesn't seem to be of much value because you're going to be using at least a 2000 vintage. Also, there have been several Linux articles in Circuit Cellar over the past couple of years, so check them out if you?re truly interested."

"I'll get off my soapbox. I'm looking at a new schematic and artwork package. I think I'll try to get a Linux version."

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