Survey Shows Linux the Top Operating System for Internet of Things Devices


The results are in from the latest IoT Developer Survey and again this year, Linux is by far the most used operating system for Internet of Things devices. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Linux rules the roost in all areas of computing, so why should IoT be any different?

The online survey is sponsored each year by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, AGILE IoT, IEEE, and the Open Mobile Alliance for the purpose of understanding how developers are building IoT solutions. The survey was open from January 24 until March 5, with 502 participants.

This year 71.8 percent of respondents ticked “Linux” to the choose-all-that-apply question, “What operating system(s) do you use for your IoT devices?” Windows came in second with 22.9 percent, followed by FreeRTOS with 20.4 percent. The answer “No OS/Bare-metal” took fourth place with a 19.9 percent tally. No other operating system received higher than a 10 percent vote.

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