"Microsoft has been working for years on the 'embedded' market,
facing myriad smaller companies and now the additional threats of
Linux and Java. But the effort hasn't been a broad success...."
"But Microsoft has had a harder time extending its software
dominance into the embedded market, dominated by less well-known
companies such as Wind River Systems, and the server market, where
Unix systems and even older mainframe computers still rule the
"And as Microsoft pushes harder in the embedded computing
market, it's coming up against a familiar rival from the server
market: Linux. Though it hasn't encroached much on Microsoft's
stronghold on desktop computers, Linux has spread rapidly to the
embedded market, with backing from Red Hat and many smaller
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