Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 20:32 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Linux In a recent EE Times 2013 Embedded Market study, Android was the OS of choice for future embedded projects among 16 percent of the survey's participants, second only to 'in-house/custom' (at 28 percent). But if a spectrum of disparate approaches can be lumped together as a single option, why not aggregate the various shades of Linux to see how they compare? "Parsing the EE Times data this way makes it abundantly clear that Linux truly dominates the embedded market."
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Naturally
by ricegf on Tue 5th Mar 2013 12:06 UTC
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What's not to love? The source code is freely available and highly adaptable, mature extensions supporting (for example) hard real-time and strong security are readily available, and numerous companies offer an impressive range of training and support services.

As long as you don't need to distribute proprietary kernel-level changes and don't have some strong attachment to another product ("We've used VxWorks for 25 years..."), it's the obvious choice.

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