Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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Why? they said it is limited by the memory of the device or appliance, even a Linux kernel is too big. That is the reason why they use BSD.

An embedded Linux kernel is about 300k compressed and an entire system can be run in 4MB of memory. I can't imagine many places where that's too big.

Edited 2009-02-25 21:36 UTC

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