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Old 04-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Question how can i switch to Embedded Linux??

what is the main diffrence between Embedded linux & Linux?
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Embedded versions generally have less functionality. There are fewer utilities, and the ones that are there generally have fewer options than their "desktop" counterparts. It really depends on which embedded version you're talking about...I've used ones that ranged from having no X, no bash (just sh), no compiler, no timeout support in wget, no ftp, no rsync, etc., to ones that have nearly as much functionality as a regular distro, including their own package management system and X.
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Size and resources needed tend to be the differences.

A small linux distro is like 100M while a small embedded OS with a gui can be as small as 1.4M. Without a gui the size goes way down.

To switch is not easy. See this for some sources.

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Looked at from a different perspective... Embedded Linux is the one that works behind the scenes. It's the operating system in your router, your TV set top box, (e.g. Tivo) your digital camera, your Blue Ray player, your scanning radio, your car management systems, etc. Each version is tailored to perform the functions which the device requires and is therefore small and lean.

The other one's used on servers and desktops and is infinately configurable.


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