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Embedded systems: silence and efficiency

There are embedded systems in many places. Most of the time you don't even notice they are there. Because of the advent of Open Source software embedded systems are more available to the public. You too can have some small embedded systems working your way!

Embedded systems don't make noise (unless they are intended to do so, like mp3-players) and require very little energy. So, when you want one or more computers in your house running 24 hours each day, it is best to choose embedded.

Open Source

There are many reasons why you should choose for Open Source software. We name a few:

Embedded Linux

An embedded system doesn't cost you an arm and a leg and you can use and develop your Linux skills. Before you know it you too run some embedded system in your home!

Cheap embedded systems

It is not very hard to obtain an embedded system to toy with. You could try the ACME Foxboard running embedded Linux or the Linksys NSLU2 running embedded Linux. Both systems are inexpensive embedded systems.

Fun and profit

Embedded Linux systems provide a lot of fun for both the novice as the experienced Linux user. The Open Source toolkits are very professional development kits with which embedded Linux systems can be programmed to do whatever you need them to do. Have fun!

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