Free Resource: A Manager's Guide to Building a Product with Embedded Linux

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 17, 2013 3:19 AM EDT; By Amanda McPherson
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According to a 2012 survey of embedded engineers by both VDC Research and UBM Electronics, the use of Linux in embedded projects is increasing at a fast rate. UBM reported that some 35 percent of embedded developers are working on Linux projects and that number increases to 48 percent when Android is included. This is not a surprise to us. Increasingly, we have been working with companies big and small who are replacing proprietary embedded OS with Linux in our training and events programs, as well as membership. Among the reasons companies elect to use embedded Linux in their projects are the availability of the source code, the strength of the Linux community, the lower costs, and the availability of Linux developer talent (even though there is a lot of competition for good developers).

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