It's one thing for a vendor to claim that Linux is ready for the embedded development market. It's quite another to have a multi-year study involving hundreds of projects and over 1,300 developers report it.
Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) has revealed in a new report how effective embedded Linux has been for developers to develop projects. The report contrasts the use of non-supported roll your own Linux, supported Linux efforts as well as proprietary embedded operating systems like Symbian and Windows CE.
The result? The report found that, "embedded Linux has achieved design parity with commercial RTOSes (Real Time Operating Systems) for most projects."