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Various features of Linux that are used in embedded systems are as follows :

  • Linux is multiuser operating system.
  • Linux is open source and free.
  • Linux can be modified according to users requirements.
  • Linux provides stability to embedded systems.
  • Time to market for an embedded system is very quickly with embedded systems.
  • Linux can be supported with various embedded system hardware.
  • Development time and cost is very low which is very advantageous in an embedded system.
  • Linux uses Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX).
  • Linux has many interfaces for users.
  • Linux supports handling of errors.
  • Real-time Linux supports the group scheduling functions.



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