Microsoft has published an online document entitled “Why Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and Not Embedded Linux?”, in which embedded XP is compared to Embedded Linux in eight ways. Quoting from the introduction . . .
Selecting an operating system (OS) platform is one of the first decisions an embedded developer must make for any given device design. Whether you are considering migrating from a proprietary to commercial platform, or from one commercial platform to another, the objectives are the same: accelerated time to market; a solid, extensible OS core that can be used across all projects; superior technologies that support differentiation and address emerging opportunities; and predictability over the device lifecycle. In addition, you want it at the lowest possible total cost from a reputable vendor who will support you throughout the process.
The document then proceeds to compare XP Embedded to Embedded Linux according to these eight topics, claiming that XP is superior in each case . . .
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