Linux Magazine: Embedded Linux

“For more than twelve years, the capabilities and popularity of
Linux have been building exponentially. Started in 1991 as
something of a pastime for creator Linus Torvalds, Linux has since
become a robust operating system and a worthy competitor to
commercial software such as Microsoft’s Windows family and Sun’s

“Much of the attention that Linux has received has been focused
on its growing use in servers. However, Linux scales down as well
as it scales up, and as a result, Linux has become an ideal
operating system for a wide variety of systems. Nowhere has this
been more evident than the world of embedded computing…”