Reply to post: Re: The IoT Crowd

Linux boss Torvalds: Don't talk to me about containers and other buzzwords

Christian Berger

Re: The IoT Crowd

Well the point is, for IoT systems you don't need the complexity of a full blown embedded Linux system. Linux is only used there because it's rather easy to use and gives you quick results.

However there's lots of competition in the "smaller than Linux" "market". FreeRTOS/OpenRTOS is just one example of such a system.

The real challenge we are facing right now is to prevent the Linux ecosystem from descending to ever higher levels of complexity. The kernel is already doing rather nicely in that regard, the problems are more in user space.

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