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  • Blog Post: Linux use in embedded systems declining

    The choice of embedded operating system for your next generation device is increasingly important, two factors to think about are time to market (from concept to shipping) – the more complex the operating system and tool chain the more delayed (typically) the embedded project. Also consider the amount...
  • Blog Post: At LinuxWorld!

    I'm sat at Jillians, a bar just around the corner from LinuxWorld - we open at 6pm for food and drinks (and of course discussion about embedded operating systems), there's already a crowd waiting outside the bar eager to drink our beer and eat our food (and hopefully take away some free t-shirts and...
  • Blog Post: Meet Ilya Bukshteyn, Director of Marketing for Windows Embedded.

    If you were at Embedded World 2007 in Nuremberg/Germany you probably met with Ilya, the director of marketing for the Windows Embedded products - I wanted to interview Ilya to find out more about his background and thoughts on the Embedded market. I had to break the video into two parts to upload - here...
  • Blog Post: Why is OSS Commercial Software So Expensive?

    The following question is taken from SlashDot An anonymous reader asks: "Our startup honestly wanted to use OSS products. We do not want to spend time for any OSS bug fixing so our main requirement was -official support for all OSS products-. We thought were prepared to pay the price for OSS products...
  • Blog Post: Elan Dumps Linux For Windows In New Music Server

    From Dr.Dobb's Portal - In a move to bring more speed, drivers and future applications to its new line of VIA! djII digital music servers, Elan Home Systems has switched from a Linux-based platform to one built on Microsoft Windows XPE (embedded) operating system backed by a more powerful processor....
  • Blog Post: LinuxWorld: March of the Penguins...

    Yesterday, Jason Stolarczyk, Dan Javnozon, and Mike Hall (yep, that's me!) headed for LinuxWorld - we took over part of Jillians close to the Moscone Center (location of the conference) - interestingly, none of the well big/known Linux players were at LinuxWorld this year (found that to be very interesting...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded @ LinuxWorld ! (again)

    If you are attending LinuxWorld in SFO on August 16th why not come along to Jillian's @ the Metreon from 6pm - 8pm (just across the street from the conference center) to chow down on some Penguin Chicken Wings and talk about embedded operating systems with some of the guys from the Windows Embedded team...
  • Blog Post: Flying with the BSOP (Black Screen of Penguin)

    Derek Snyder and I are flying from Hong Kong to Vancouver/Canada on Cathay Pacific , nice airline, great service, comfortable seats, and an in-flight entertainment system that crashes at the drop of a hat. The interesting thing about this is the entertainment system is running Linux (see below, spot...
  • Blog Post: ESC West: EE-Times Survey shows interest in Embedded Linux remains low.

    Check out this Survey published today at ESC West . The survey was published by Dylan McGrath from EE Times SAN FRANCISCO — Only 17 percent of embedded systems designers are currently using embedded Linux, and 66 percent say they are either not interested in using it or do not expect to be using...
  • Blog Post: Where are the Linux Embedded Blogs ?

    I've been hunting for some Linux Embedded Blogs so I can keep up to date with Linux and of course post some Windows Embedded feedback but seem to be struggling to find any - let me know if you have any links... - Mike
  • Blog Post: Even Penguins need Powerpoint.

    Spotted at last years Embedded Systems West Conference, it's interesting to see that even Penguins need Powerpoint. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gives IP Indemnity to Its Embedded System OEMs

    Check out the following eWeek article - Microsoft Gives IP Indemnity to Its Embedded System OEMs. <snip> Microsoft has moved to strengthen and broaden the intellectual property protections it offers those original equipment manufacturers and distributors across the globe that build and sell...
  • Blog Post: Chris Lanfear (Industry Analyst) Embedded Blog

    Chris Lanfear inustry analyst on Embedded Systems has started a blog On Target: Embedded Systems (actually started in December 2005) - Looks like this might be worth keeping an eye on... Chris has covered a number of subjects, including a look at Windows CE Real-Time Capabilities Here's a quote...
  • Blog Post: Not using Windows Embedded - What's your excuse ?

    There are some interesting case studies on the Windows/Embedded web site - Devices include medical, industrial control, robotics, crane safety devices, and other cool devices. Chaveriat Robotique : Robot Manufacturer Wins Market Share Thanks to New Programming Interface Radio Shack: RadioShack...
  • Blog Post: Toshiba Gigabeat Portable Media Center - Better than iPod?

    During the BillG Keyote CES the Toshiba Gigabeat was shown for the first time, the Gigabeat is a version 2.0 Portable Media Center device, devices come with up to 60GB storage - more information here and on the CNET news site - Portable Media Centers give you the ability to download music, photos and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows earns Common Criteria certification

    From Infoworld - Microsoft Windows (including Windows XP Embedded SP2 ) earns Common Criteria certification. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with Service Pack 1; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1; and Windows Datacenter Edition with...
  • Blog Post: Will the Real Embedded Leader Please Stand Up?

    I was recently interviewed by EDN 's Warren Webb (Technical Editor, EDN) to discuss Windows CE/XPE/WEPOS, an article has been published based on that interview - here's a link to the " Movers and Shakers " article - it's interesting that Wind declined to be interviewed. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Singularity : Microsoft Research Operating System

    <snip>What would a software platform look like if it was designed from scratch with the primary goal of dependability?</snip> - Take a look at the Microsoft Research web site to get more information on Singularity, this would appear to be a completely managed operating system - the PDF file...
  • Blog Post: c|net - Intel and Microsoft back HD DVD

    From c|net, Intel and Microsoft back HD DVD - I wonder how this move by Intel to back the HD DVD format will pan out - there are two competing formats, Blu-Ray backed by Sony and others, and HD DVD backed by Toshiba, Intel, and Microsoft. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Business Week - Palm devices running Windows O/S ?

    This looks intriguing, check out the Business Week article - are we going to be seeing Palm devices running a Windows O/S ? - Mike
  • Blog Post: Embedded RTOS Comparison

    Dedicated Systems have produced a report (not comissioned by Microsoft) that defines what Real-Time means for embedded systems, and compares three RTOS (Real-Time Operating Systems), this includes VxWorks, Montavista Linux, and Windows CE 5.0 - The following is an extract from the Dedicated Systems Web...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Linux Consortium is Dead

    Interesting news from alllinuxdevices.com "The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) filed dissolution papers with the state of California yesterday, ending a five year run promoting embedded Linux and developing standards for it. The ELC's primary piece of intellectual property--the ELC Platform Specification...
  • Blog Post: Linux World - Thoughts and Comments.

    Hey, check it out, we survived a trip to Linux World ! - L4D suggested that Linux developers come and give Microsoft an earful, we certainly got that, and in return we gave Linux developers a mouthful (of pizza and soda) - the menu contained pizza's called "C", "C++", Penguin Special (double Anchovy...
  • Blog Post: /. - 8th Annual AUV Competition Results

    Interesting note over on Slashdot - the winning team for the 8th annual AUV competition was running Windows XP Embedded - even more interesting is the apparent uptake of Windows XP Embedded for teams taking part in this years competition, ease of configuration, deployment, support for Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: /. interview with Bill Hilf, Lab Manager for Linux at Microsoft.

    Since tomorrow (Tuesday August 9th) I'm off to Linux World it seems appropriate and timely to post a link to a Slashdot interview with Bill Hilf , Linux lab manager at Microsoft. - Mike
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