"Linux newcomers are becoming part of the mainstream effort to create software for
non-PC "embedded" computing devices, as indicated by a host of trade show
announcements. Linux, a clone of the Unix operating system that competes with Windows, got its start in
servers. A number of companies, such as TimeSys, Red Hat, Lineo, LynuxWorks and
MontaVista Software have been working to squeeze it into smaller embedded devices such as
network routers, handheld computers and set-top boxes." Full story at ZDNet.
April 13, 2001