What's the Deal with Embedded Linux?
May 07, 2008, 23:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenton Williston)
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"Last week Green Hills Software wrote a scathing opinion piece
on embedded Linux. Here's the opening:
"'Embedded Linux is the most hyped embedded operating system
ever. It is promoted as inexpensive, high quality, high
productivity, reliable, widely available, and well supported. It is
none of these things…'
"Ouch! Green Hills goes on to congratulate Linux vendors for
admitting that the OS is 'CHAOS' (thanks, Wind River!) and 'a money
pit' (you too, MontaVista!). But the praise is short-lived:
According to GHS, this is a cynical ploy to scare you away from
do-it-yourself Linux and turn you into a Wind River or MontaVista