Linux use in embedded systems declining

The choice of embedded operating system for your next generation device is increasingly important, two factors to think about are time to market (from concept to shipping) – the more complex the operating system and tool chain the more delayed (typically) the embedded project. Also consider the amount of new/custom code you need to write…

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At LinuxWorld!

I’m sat at Jillians, a bar just around the corner from LinuxWorld – we open at 6pm for food and drinks (and of course discussion about embedded operating systems), there’s already a crowd waiting outside the bar eager to drink our beer and eat our food (and hopefully take away some free t-shirts and Windows…

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Meet Ilya Bukshteyn, Director of Marketing for Windows Embedded.

If you were at Embedded World 2007 in Nuremberg/Germany you probably met with Ilya, the director of marketing for the Windows Embedded products – I wanted to interview Ilya to find out more about his background and thoughts on the Embedded market. I had to break the video into two parts to upload – here’s…

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Why is OSS Commercial Software So Expensive?

The following question is taken from SlashDot An anonymous reader asks: “Our startup honestly wanted to use OSS products. We do not want to spend time for any OSS bug fixing so our main requirement was -official support for all OSS products-. We thought were prepared to pay the price for OSS products, but then…

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Elan Dumps Linux For Windows In New Music Server

From Dr.Dobb’s Portal – In a move to bring more speed, drivers and future applications to its new line of VIA! djII digital music servers, Elan Home Systems has switched from a Linux-based platform to one built on Microsoft Windows XPE (embedded) operating system backed by a more powerful processor. The new platform triples the…

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LinuxWorld: March of the Penguins…

Yesterday, Jason Stolarczyk, Dan Javnozon, and Mike Hall (yep, that’s me!) headed for LinuxWorld – we took over part of Jillians close to the Moscone Center (location of the conference) – interestingly, none of the well big/known Linux players were at LinuxWorld this year (found that to be very interesting). We invited attendees from LinuxWorld to “march” over to Jillians…

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Windows Embedded @ LinuxWorld ! (again)

If you are attending LinuxWorld in SFO on August 16th why not come along to Jillian’s @ the Metreon from 6pm – 8pm (just across the street from the conference center) to chow down on some Penguin Chicken Wings and talk about embedded operating systems with some of the guys from the Windows Embedded team ? -…

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Flying with the BSOP (Black Screen of Penguin)

Derek Snyder and I are flying from Hong Kong to Vancouver/Canada on Cathay Pacific, nice airline, great service, comfortable seats, and an in-flight entertainment system that crashes at the drop of a hat. The interesting thing about this is the entertainment system is running Linux (see below, spot the penguin in the top left corner of…

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ESC West: EE-Times Survey shows interest in Embedded Linux remains low.

Check out this Survey published today at ESC West. The survey was published by Dylan McGrath from EE Times SAN FRANCISCO— Only 17 percent of embedded systems designers are currently using embedded Linux, and 66 percent say they are either not interested in using it or do not expect to be using it anytime soon, according…

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Where are the Linux Embedded Blogs ?

I’ve been hunting for some Linux Embedded Blogs so I can keep up to date with Linux and of course post some Windows Embedded feedback but seem to be struggling to find any – let me know if you have any links… – Mike

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