LinuxDevices.com: The Case for Embedded Linux

“Linux is a versatile and cost effective operating system
for embedded systems.
It can be embedded in a surprisingly
small system to handle simple tasks and scaled up to handle more
complex tasks. Linux can run on most microprocessors with a wide
range of peripherals and has a ready inventory of off the shelf
applications. Development cycles are shortened through the use of
mature tools, open source code, substantial documentation and
available support services.”

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