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What's the Deal with Embedded Linux?

May 07, 2008, 23:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenton Williston)

"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 licensee..."

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