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Embedded Linux development in India

Mar 29, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

In this article in India's The Economic Times, R Subramanyam reviews the growing trend within India of using Linux as an embedded operating system. Subramanyam writes . . .

“M Divakaran, chief executive, embedded and Internet access solutions, Wipro Technologies says that the company has been closely observing the shift in the operating systems market towards Linux . . .”

“In the recently concluded 'BangLinux' conference at Bangalore, Wipro had showcased a digital set-top box implementing a video-on-demand solution and a digital television system, both products using embedded Linux as the real time operating system.”

“With India being a predominately Unix country, getting engineers having Linux expertise is a lot easier. What also helps is the developer community's passion for Linux, [Divakaran] says. 'Linux is a recent entrant in the embedded operating systems market but it is fast becoming a force to reckon with. As the source code is freely available and there are no runtime royalty payments, Linux is being chosen over other OS for embedded devices and appliances,' says Divakaran.”

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