April 5, 2001

Wind River answers Linux challenge with BSDi acquisition

Author: JT Smith

WideOpen.com: "In recent years, Wind River has seen the popularity of its
VxWorks OS diminish, while that of Linux has mushroomed.
According to the Embedded Systems Programming Magazine 2000
Subscriber Study, interest in using Wind River's VxWorks
operating system in embedded system applications grew from
45% to 56% between 1998 and 1999, but diminished to 47% in
2000. During that same period, interest in Embedded Linux
exploded -- jumping from virtually nil in 1998 and 1999, to
the number two spot (38%) in 2000, second only to Wind
River's VxWorks."


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