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Embedded Market Accepts Linux [Nikkei Electronics Asia]

May 29, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Writing in the May 2002 issue of Nikkei Electronics Asia, Teri Sprackland reports that in Asia, the Embedded Market is in the process of embracing Linux . . .

“Linux, the free-for-all operating system that has been a thorn in the side of Microsoft's plans for controlling the desktop and server markets, is winning acceptance in the embedded applications market. And in Asia, its presence is growing among developers of a variety of applications.”

“On a worldwide basis, embedded Linux usage will more than double this year, growing by more than 140%, according to a research report by Evans Data, which also predicts that Linux will become the most popular operating system for embedded development by next year . . .”

“Actual usage of Linux software can be difficult to track, simply because it is openly available to anyone with the patience and expertise. The monetary value of the market depends on private companies adding value to the original source code, and providing all the bells and whistles commercial customers may look for . . .

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