"Selecting an operating system (OS) platform is one of
the first decisions an embedded developer must make for any given
device design. Whether you are considering migrating from a
proprietary to commercial platform, or from one commercial platform
to another, the objectives are the same: accelerated time to
market; a solid, extensible OS core that can be used across all
projects; superior technologies that support differentiation and
address emerging opportunities; and predictability over the device
lifecycle. In addition, you want it at the lowest possible total
cost from a reputable vendor who will support you throughout the
For smart, connected, 32-bit devices requiring rich
applications, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded delivers six distinct
advantages over Linux in the embedded space:"
"History is known to repeat itself over and over again.
If anything is necessary to prove that, just take a look at
Microsoft. Whenever a new and interesting technology arises, we can
be sure Microsoft will care about it, for the sake of the
customers, as they say. Listening to Microsoft's PR department I
sometimes get the feeling, that we as potential customers should be
prevented from potential mistakes we might be making by accessing
competitional technology. So the gods from Redmond show us ways
into the right direction, the direction of enlightenment and we
should all be thankful for that.
It is the old story. Instead of coping with new ideas and
technology, suppression is used. If we think about the JAVA dispute
some years ago, Microsoft tried to adopt and, when they noticed
that they wont succeed, started ignoring.
The same is happening here. Linux is the new enemy-of-state in