In the following article, Microsoft seems to admit losing to mobile/embedded
Linux. They haven't an answer to it (just replanning) and they recently canned
their conference. Here's a response to this article:

Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.

Heaps of embedded Linux announcements:

Concurrent SIGnal Workbench Solution Chosen by Japan’s IHI Corporation for
Aircraft Engine Testing

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| Concurrent’s RedHawk™ Linux real-time operating system for the
| fully-deterministic, guaranteed performance needed in high-performance,
| time-critical test applications.

MIPS Technologies Introduces Industry's First Hot Spot Analyzer for Fast Linux
Kernel Profiling

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| "Because the stock Linux kernel is very complex and
| configurable, knowing exactly how it interacts with various applications is
| a challenge. In just minutes, the HSA lets software engineers pinpoint
| performance issues that were nearly impossible to identify before.

LynuxWorks Enables New Multi-Core Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT Platform

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| LynuxWorks' support of the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs expands an alliance that
| already is providing embedded developers with the most advanced development
| platform available.

MontaVista Mobilinux for Texas Instruments OMAP3430 Processor Unveiled at
Embedded Systems Conference

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| MontaVista Mobilinux is an optimized Linux operating system with development
| tools for designing wireless handsets, and other mobile devices such as MIDs
| (mobile Internet devices), GPS devices, portable medical products, and
| automotive infotainment.

Dual-core processor simplifies embedded Linux OS-based design

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| Expanding its Power Architecture technology processors for the embedded
| industry, Freescale Semiconductor has added a dual-core SoC to its mobileGT
| processor family that is designed to simplify embedded Linux OS-based product
| development and reduce power requirements and system cost for industrial and
| consumer applications.

TechInsights and Timesys Announce Breakthrough in Linux Performance

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| TechInsights and Timesys Corporation announced today that they are jointly
| launching, a complete, secure development environment for
| conducting hardware and software evaluations over the web via a browser.

Linux-friendly virtualization software adds PowerPC support

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| VirtualLogix announced that its VLX virtualization software will be available
| for Power Architecture processors. VLX for Network Infrastructure (VLX-NI)
| will now enable PowerPC processors to simultaneously run multiple operating
| systems -- typically Linux and a real-time OS (RTOS) -- for
| performance-critical telecom and datacom applications.

CTIA Wireless 2008: Mobile Content, Linux, Services and (Yes) the iPhone


Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *

Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

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| Meanwhile, in the world's largest mobile phone market (China), Linux already
| has a 30 percent share, CCID Consulting Company said in March.