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Article: Embedded Linux Market Survey — Sept. 2000 Snapshot

Sep 20, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

As the embedded hardware and software world prepares for the “big” annual Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at the current Embedded Linux market landscape.'s “Embedded Linux Market Survey” contains twenty pie charts that are based on the accumulated responses to questions contained in five ongoing online Embedded Linux Polls . . .

  • Which Linux distribution(s) will you use?
  • Why use Linux in embedded apps?
  • Please describe your embedded application
  • What do you value most about open source?
  • Demographic survey
The Embedded Linux Market Survey can be viewed online, here.

About the Embedded Linux Polls

The purpose of's Embedded Linux Polls is to develop an improved understanding of the embedded Linux market. The polls highlight specifics of the embedded applications, developer preferences for tools and support, and other aspects of the growing use of Linux in embedded applications. Please Participate in the ongoing polls, here.

Like Linux itself, the data collected in these polls are fully available for all to share. also invites companies and developers in the Embedded Linux market to email suggested questions for future Embedded Linux Polls to [email protected].

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