LinuxDevices.com founder, Rick Lehrbaum, provides a retrospective on the past two years of the Embedded Linux Market on the occasion of the second birthday of LinuxDevices.com. Lehrbaum writes . . .
“Today marks the second anniversary of the launch of LinuxDevices.com ('the Embedded Linux Portal'). I launched the site on Halloween, 1999, in symbolic celebration of the infamous 'Halloween Documents', which exposed Microsoft's growing fears of Linux.”
“At the time when LinuxDevices.com was launched, the use of Linux as an embedded operating system was virtually unheard of. Lineo, MontaVista, and Zentropix (who all participated in the announcement of the site's launch) had barely announced themselves as sources of embeddable versions of Linux, and Embedded Linux hadn't yet arrived on the radar screens of embedded market analysts like VDC, IDC, and EDC.”
“In short, two years ago the 'Embedded Linux Market' simply didn't exist.”
“Much has changed since then . . .”
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