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Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?

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Pedro111
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Linux merges Embedded and Non-Embedded
Pedro111   8/1/2014 7:48:40 AM
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Currently I am creating hardware and software for a small embedded device.  For our development environment we chose to run a full linux distribution on the target. This makes it very convenient to develop your application because it avoids all the fiddling around with cross compilers. I SSH into the device then edit - compile - run directly on the target.  The filesystem and boot device is a cheap Micro SD card.

This way of working is a real game changer because embedded linux development is the same as non-embedded linux development.

Linux is fun.

ttemple
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May be the only way in the future
ttemple   7/30/2014 10:08:43 AM
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I develop Windows based software for industrial applications.  I think it is important to keep up with Linux because of uncertainty in the direction that Microsoft will take Windows.  It seems that the direction Windows is going is toward a phone/tablet type operating system, that may not be very appropriate for some industrial automation type applications.

Linux is scalable to suit a very wide range of applications, from microcontrollers to desktops and servers.  Since it is open source, it will remain scalable and customizable in the future.  I think that Linux will slowly but surely overtake Windows in a lot of industrial applications, for a number of reasons.

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