15 May '12, 7am

Linux for electronic medical systems #linux

There are, of course, commercial vendors of Linux who provide value-added stabilised versions of the open-source software, along with board support packages. Service, support and documentation levels, however, vary widely among them with some chip vendors providing software, but no real post-sales support. The Advantages and Challenges of Open Source Linux appears in various medical devices and as a general-purpose OS, it has all the advantages of open source. Free distributions are available and it can be modified and redistributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Linux has been widely adopted and scrutinised by many experienced developers. Linux is also supported by all major hardware manufacturers and runs on virtually any processor. It also has a large ecosystem of board and software providers that use proven toolchains and application programming interfaces...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/open-source-linux/...

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