[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link.
“The Java platform and the Linux operating system are
appearing more frequently in embedded applications thanks to their
unique benefits. A combined Java-Linux platform accelerates
the design process, reduces costs, and shortens time-to-market.
However, developers do need to be aware of the tradeoffs they face
and how to make the right choices for a specific application.”
“Commercial distributions of the Linux operating system have
been available from many sources for years, however, it’s just
recently that embedded Linux offerings have become available from
companies such as Lineo, LynuxWorks, and MontaVista.”