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Embedded Linux for Purposes of Internet Appliances: (a.k.a. ‘The Wanderer Project’)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
1999 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As the Internet continues to grow, now new Internet appliances are being marketed. At the same time, Linux is gradually becoming a competitive choice for desktop, server and embedded applications. How do these two facts relate to each other? What should be the position of Linux in Internet appliances, and how interesting is Linux? Where are the Internet appliances really positioned in terms of their needs for an operating system? How is Linux implemented in embedded applications?

These are just some of the questions posed during this MSc. Project that this report aims to answer. In addition, we will examine how Linux is used in embedded applications and what it provides in terms of achieving their goals. Also, we will take a look at the compression methods that can be used for system size reduction and analyze their costs.

The report will show that Linux is a competitive alternative for devices like WebPAD, that it leaves space for further time and cost efficient improvements, and that Internet appliances can get most of the benefits of Linux during its further evolution relatively cheaply.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
Linux, Embedded, Internet Appliances, Webpad
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93731OAI: diva2:519252
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Computer Science and Technology
1999-11-25, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 14:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-04-24 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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