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[News] More New Victories for Linux in Devices/Embedded

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Dual-core PowerPC XMC ships with Linux

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| The module ships with board support packages (BSPs) for Linux, VxWorks, QNX 
| Neutrino, and Green Hills Integrity, says the company. 


Citigroup Analyst: 500,000 Kindles Sold Last Year

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| The Kindle, Amazon's e-book reader, has been sold out for months.  Over 7,600 
| (mostly positive) reviews have been written on its official product page.  
| And even though Amazon's chosen not to share official figures, a Citigroup 
| analyst has now estimated that around 500,000 Kindles were sold last year.   



An interview with Jim Ready

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| We can all be quite proud of the enormous progress Linux has made in
| transforming the embedded OS marketplace from one which was highly fragmented
| and largely devoid of standards, to an environment based upon a highly
| functional OS which is a truly open standard: Linux.


Linux prominent in chip show awards

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| Timesys won Best in Show at the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) for its
| Online Linux Factory. San Juan Software won the other Best in Show for its
| ZigBee controller platform, and Nuvation won an award for an
| air-hockey-playing "Flexis AC Face-off" robot (pictured).


Why Linux won the embedded market?

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| One story not told often enough involves Linux’ growing domination of the
| embedded market.
| In this space Linux usually stacks up against older Real Time Operating
| Systems (RTOS). The decision by Wind River, the largest RTOS vendor, to
| migrate toward Linux was a turning point.
| There has been no turning back. But this is not an open source story. In
| fact, the embedded Linux business looks a lot like the rest of the embedded
| market.


Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.

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