October 29, 2002
EDC developer survey: Linux, Windows neck-and-neck
Anonymous Reader writes: "According to data recently compiled by Evans Data Corp. (EDC), Linux and Windows are running neck-and-neck in terms of developer use for future projects. The newest installment of EDC's Embedded Systems Developer Survey, fielded in July 2002, shows 30.2% of embedded developers expect to use Linux in their next embedded project, while 16.2% say they will use Windows CE and another 14.4% say they will use Windows XP Embedded -- giving Windows Embedded operating systems a slight edge over Embedded Linux, at 30.6% vs. 30.2%. However, Embedded Linux has nearly double the growth rate. (Story includes bar chart showing embedded OS trends.)"