Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 3rd Apr 2003 17:16 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The main commercial company behind NetBSD is Wasabi Systems. The company has contributed advances and big chunks of code to the open source project, while they do offer a boxed release of NetBSD. However, their main business for the company is the embedded market and NetBSD is marketed as an embedded OS. Today, we talk to the Vice President of Wasabi Systems, Jay Michaelson.
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Embedded Linux
by runtime on Fri 4th Apr 2003 20:31 UTC

In case any one is still reading this, I found some rough numbers of Embedded Linux's memory footprint. The following is from Red Hat's web site comparing Embedded Linux and their eCos embedded OS, so they have an interest to "play nice" with both OSes being compared. :-)

http://www.redhat.com/embedded/technologies/ecos/

Linux currently scales from a minimal size of around 500 kilobytes of kernel and 1.5MB of RAM, all before taking into consideration application and service requirements.

eCos provides the basic runtime infrastructure necessary to support devices with memory footprints in the 10's to 100's of kilobytes, or with real-time requirements.