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LinuxDevices.com: EDC Developer Survey: Linux, Windows Neck-and-Neck in Embedded

Oct 31, 2002, 08:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

"According to data recently compiled by Evans Data Corp (EDC), Linux and Windows are running neck-and-neck in terms of developer use for future projects. The newest installment of EDC's Embedded Systems Developer Survey, fielded in July 2002, shows 30.2% of embedded developers expect to use Linux in their next embedded project, while 16.2% say they will use Windows CE and another 14.4% say they will use Windows XP Embedded--giving Windows Embedded operating systems a slight edge over Embedded Linux, at 30.6% vs. 30.2%. However, Embedded Linux has nearly double the growth rate.

"Data for these two OSes plus ten others is shown in the graph below, which illustrates the answers to the question: 'For each of the following operating systems, please indicate whether you are targeting the OS on your current project or your next project.' The data is shown sorted by next project expected use..."

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