[Fwd: Announcement: Results of 2nd Embedded Linux Poll]

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I think the participants in the Linux PLC list will find this information useful.

Murry Shohat

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Rick Lehrbaum wrote:

> To our sponsors, partners, and editorial friends,
>
> Please find, attached, our news announcement regarding the results of
> the second poll in the LinuxDevices.com "Embedded Linux Polls" series.
> You can view the data graphically, on the site, at:
>
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/cgi-bin/survey/survey.cgi?view=archive&id=121999215014
>
> The data can also be provided in pie chart format, for members of the press (available on request).
>
> Best regards,
>
> Rick Lehrbaum
> Founder, LinuxDevices.com
> http://www.linuxdevices.com
>
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> Third Embedded Linux Poll Results
>
> LinuxDevices.com, the popular "Embedded Linux Portal",
> today unveiled the results of the second survey in its
> Embedded Linux Polls series. The survey's topic was:
> "Please describe one embedded, real-time, or applied
> computing application for which you are considering using
> Linux as the target operating system." The survey asked
> embedded Linux developers to select a prospective
> application and answer six questions about it. The
> results, which represent data gathered from developers of
> a broad spectrum of Linux based embedded system
> applications, are available to view graphically at
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/polls/.
>
> Briefly, here's what was found:
>
> * Question 1: What kind of application is it? -- the most
> common Embedded Linux application areas reported were:
> industrial data acquisition and/or control (30%); internet
> appliances or thin servers (26%); telecom/telephony (11%);
> set-top boxes (11%); military/aerospace (7%).
>
> * Question 2: What CPU do you expect to use? --
> predictably, Pentium family processors were the most
> common (41%); next was 486 CPUs (26%); third, came PowerPC
> (19%).
>
> * Question 3: What hardware platform do you expect to
> use? -- interestingly, there was a two-way tie between
> "PC/104 or EBX" and "custom non-PC architecture" for first
> place (at 26% each); next, came "custom PC architecture"
> (at 22%); fourth place was occupied by standard desktop-PC
> motherboards (at 15%).
>
> * Question 4: What will the operating software load
> from? -- M-Systems DiskOnChip showed its high popularity
> for embedded Linux applications, receiving top
> ratings(33%); ordinary EPROM/ROM/Flash came second (at
> 26%); third, was conventional IDE hard disk (11%).
>
> * Question 5: What peripherals will be in the end
> system? -- not surprisingly, Ethernet LAN was the most
> common peripheral interface mentioned (at 29%); this was
> followed by a two-way tie between video graphic displays
> and data acquisition/control interfaces (14% each); next,
> was non-graphic character displays (at 10%).
>
> * Question 6: What type of Linux OS will you need? --
> the top choice, by a wide margin, was "Embedded (reduced
> footprint)" (at 56%); next came Real Time versions (at
> 29%); and the rest (15%) were planning to use a standard
> Linux distribution in their embedded applications.
>
> About LinuxDevices.com
>
> Founded in October 1999, LinuxDevices.com has rapidly
> established itself as the worldwide Embedded Linux Portal
> -- the first place developers go for the latest
> information on using Linux in embedded applications. The
> popular portal site features a broad spectrum of embedded
> Linux topics including news, articles, events, links,
> jobs, polls, an interactive forum, and product information
> -- all targeted to Linux-based embedded system
> developers. LinuxDevices.com carries up-to-date
> information about Linux-related single-board computers,
> chips, tools, and support, and highlights a wide variety
> of embedded, real-time, and small-footprint Linux
> implementations, including both commercial distributions
> and open source projects. For further information, visit
> LinuxDevices.com at http://www.LinuxDevices.com.
>
> -- end --
>
> PRESS CONTACT INFORMATION:
> LinuxDevices.com
> PO Box 60973
> Palo Alto, CA 94306
> phone: 650-325-9672
> www.linuxdevices.com
>
> Rick Lehrbaum
> [email protected]nuxdevices.com

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