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LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux tops developers' 2002 wishlist

Aug 20, 2001, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Embedded Linux is currently the third most popular embedded operating system -- behind Wind River's VxWorks and Microsoft's MS-DOS -- and may leap-frog into the #1 position as soon as next year, according to a new report on embedded software trends published last month by software market analyst Evans Data Corporation. The survey of over 500 embedded system developers covers embedded operating systems, databases, development tools, hardware platforms, and system development issues.

One of the most striking results of the survey is the indication of a dramatic shift away from "home grown" OSes, which have traditionally accounted for between half and two-thirds of all embedded systems' OSes. The roll-your-own category practically vanishes in a single year, with much of the slack taken up by Embedded Linux, which grows by over 140% to jump past embedded software market leader Wind River in market share."

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