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Windows, Linux grapple in Great Gadget Smack-Down!

Jul 27, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Impassioned battles between Linux and Windows partisans are no longer confined to the desktop and server arenas. With the growing ubiquity of smart devices, the device arena offers action every bit as intense, justifying massive vendor technology investments, high-dollar PR campaigns, and generous helpings of technical hyperbole from both… corners, which contribute to a pugilistic aura not unlike that found at a WWF wrestling championship.

What really matters for the spectators, though, are the actual devices produced by the respective competitors . . .

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Windows, Linux grapple in Great Gadget Smack-Down!

Please note: Since we plan to update the Smackdown Windows vs. Linux tally periodically, the following table records the current tally as of the publication date of this news item . . .

Cool devices by OS — click each quantity to view devices
Category Windows Embedded
Embedded Linux
PDAs, handhelds 74 devices 38 devices
Mobile & VoIP phones 24 devices 17 devices
Robots (*) 9 devices
Audio/video devices 8 devices 36 devices
Thin Clients & Terminals 19 devices (*)
Tablets/webpads 28 devices 9 devices
Gateways, servers, APs (*) 31 devices
Other 22 devices 38 devices
TOTAL: 175 devices 178 devices

(*) NOTE: This site covers this device category elsewhere.

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