Thursday, March 27th, 2003
Why Applications are Fueling Linux Fire
By Gail Robinson
The Linux story reads like something from the PC revolution, circa 1980: A group of independent but like-minded programmers hammers out a new operating system that turns the industry on its ear. With the momentum building behind this open-source operating system, that story line may play out this year. The proliferation of embedded applications is fuel for the Linux fire. Developers of palmtop computers, Web-enabled information appliances and set-top boxes are turning to embedded Linux as an open standard that spares them the expense and complications of licensing.