Commercial vs. roll-your-own embedded Linux discussed

Posted by DeviceGuru on Jul 29, 2008 6:32 AM EDT
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A panel of embedded Linux specialists will discuss the pros and cons of commercial vs. do-it-yourself (DIY) embedded Linux implementations, at next week’s LinuxWorld conference. The session is part of the conference’s Mobile and Embedded Linux track. Moderated by blogger Rick Lehrbaum, the hour-long session will explore the advantages and disadvantages of using embedded Linux distributions and tools from vendors such as MontaVista, Wind River, TimeSys. This approach will be contrasted with the alternative of creating customized embedded Linux platforms based on freely downloadable source code from silicon vendors, board vendors, or community repositories such as or the Ubuntu or Fedora projects.

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