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Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining?
The number of Linux distributions is declining. In 2011, the Distrowatch database of active Linux distributions peaked at 323. Currently, however, it lists only 285. However, exactly why the decline is taking place and how much it matters remains unclear.

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  • Amacdys
    Amacdys is a single disk operating system designed to play mp3 CDs. Alternatively, Amacdys is a bootable mp3 player, that fits into single diskette.
  • AMIRIX Embedded Linux
    AMIRIX Embedded Linux offers the Linux operating systems design for specialized boards, processors, systems, and drivers to system integrators who wish to use Linux as their real-time operating system. In addition, AMIRIX is currently promoting a validated, documented supported Embedded Linux offering for VME and cPCI single board producers of PowerPC and Pentium processor boards.
  • Appcont 101 ARM920T embedded Linux with CF IDE
    An embedded Linux computer based on Atmel At91RM9200 : booting from Atmel DataFlash and CompactFlash root disc , Ethernet 100Mbs, dual Rs-232, 2+1 USB . It is a complete working system with all source included , and has a direct character LCD driver under Linux .
  • Arduino
    Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board and a development environment that implements the Processing/Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).
  • AskoziaPBX
    AskoziaPBX is more than another GUI for Asterisk. It is an embedded PBX solution which eases system upgrades, backups, and provisioning.
  • Availix
    Lineo Avoffers capabilities to reach 99.999% availability of critical network services by combining the benefits of robust CompactPCI hardware with seamless hardware hotswap and automatic cluster reconfiguration
  • Axiomtek
    Axiomtek makes high-end embedded computers designed for automation, digital signage, and in-vehicle use. The fanless, Linux-compatible eBox630-821-FL offers dual gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB ports, four COM ports, and high-end graphics and video, says Axiomtek.
  • AXIS 2100 Network Camera
    AXIS 2100 Network Camera is a low cost, network-attached camera, the first ever based on the Linux operating system. A self-contained network camera with its own IP address, the devide transmits live high quality JPEG images at up to 10 frames per second and stores crisp digital images. The camera can be controlled, accessed and managed from any desktop over the Internet via any Web browser.
  • axTLS
    The axTLS embedded SSL project is a highly configurable client/server TLSv1 SSL library designed for platforms with small memory requirements. It comes with a small HTTP/HTTPS server and additional test tools.
  • BeagleSNES
    BeagleSNES is a complete filesystem image which turns the ARM-based BeagleBoard-xM platform into an embedded appliance capable of playing Super Nintendo game titles.
  • Bluetooth
    a Bluetooth driver for Linux that can be used both in an eLinux environment as well as on an ordinary Linux PC
  • Booting Linux from EPROM
    Booting Linux from EPROM in an article that takes a quick look at making Linux bootable from EPROM on a 486 single board computer.
  • Build Gear
    Build Gear is a lightweight build tool for building embedded firmware.
    CAJUN is a hardware device for listening to lots of music. It consists of a power regulator (for a portable unit), Pentium computer, and detachable display/keypad. The computer sits in the trunk of your car or underneath your home surround sound stereo, and the display/keypad sits up on the dash or on a table.
  • CANpie
    CANpie defines a Standard API for access to the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus. The API provides functionality for ISO/OSI Layer 2 (Data Link Layer). The CANpie driver is the base for HLPs like CANopen, DeviceNet, J1939, etc. Through its low memory footprint, CANpie can be used for embedded applications (without any OS) as well as Linux.
  • Casio VX-100 Point-of-Sale terminal
    Casio VX-100 Point-of-Sale terminal is an Android 2.2 based Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal built around a 533MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
  • CM-A510
    The CM-A510 is a small Computer-on-Module board designed to serve as a building block in embedded applications. The CM-A510 has all the components required to run most up to date Linux operating system or its derivatives. Ready-to-run software packages are available.
  • Compact Computer System
    Compact Computer is a 500MHz Blackfin processor with programable system IO provided by a FPGA packaged in a CompactFlash container. The CoCo carrier board adds dual USB host ports to the uClinux-based CoCo, which offers a 500MHz Blackfin processor with 32MB SDRAM, 8MB flash, and an FPGA, and enables rapid prototyping of devices with a mix of CompactFlash peripherals.
  • Compact Flash Computer
    Compact Flash Computer is a miniature linux SBC, 32 bit processor, 32 MByte SDRAM, 8 MByte FLASH all in 42*37*5mm, Compact Flash Type II card. Plug in commercial of the shelf expansion cards and create miniature systems.
  • Das U-Boot
    The "U-Boot Universal Bootloader project provides firmware with full source code under GPL. Many CPU architectures are supported: PowerPC(MPC5xx, MPC8xx, MPC82xx, MPC7xx, MPC74xx, 4xx), ARM(ARM7, ARM9, StrongARM, Xscale), MIPS(4Kc,5Kc), x86, ...
  • DAT500
    a robust all in one palmtop pen based computer designed for outdoor operation that in the same body encloses all the peripherals requested for mobile computing applications. DAT500 runs DR-DOS and LINUX Operating Systems
  • Devicescape
    The Devicescape Universal Wireless Platform is a versatile embedded software development suite that can serve as the basis for any type of WLAN device, ranging from a simple client device to a complex wireless network system. The platform includes a leading-edge WLAN software framework, a full-featured reference embedded Linux operating system, advanced wireless tools, cross development tools, support for the industry’s leading wireless radio chipsets and processors, and premium support and training.
  • DirectFB
    a thin library that provides hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the Linux Framebuffer Device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware
  • Diskless Embedded Technology PC
    a Do-It-Yourself open source thin-client software kitset, allowing IT professionals to construct generic- or special-purpose thin clients using commodity x86 PC hardware. DIET-PC is based on an embedded (i.e. minimal, specialised) Linux O/S running entirely in RAM, loaded over the network via TFTP
  • Disko
    Disko is a GPL-licensed application framework, that can be used to develop GUI applications for embedded devices. The main idea of Disko is to share as much code as possible between different applications.
  • DiskOnChip
    a new generation of high performance single-chip Flash Disk. The DiskOnChip MD2000 provides a Flash Disk in a standard 32-pin DIP package
  • DLP LightCrafter
    DLP LightCrafter is a compact evaluation module for integrating projected light into industrial, medical, and scientific applications.
  • dnw4l
    dnw4l is a commandline tool which allows uploading binary images over USB to Samsung SoCs-based boards with USB/DNW support.
  • e-micrOS
    provide the custom boot loaders, OAL's and device drivers that allow OEM hardware to communicate with the operating system. e-micrOS is middleware sitting between the operating system and microprocessor and includes the accelBIOS core, accelTool SDK and accelSys management tool
  • EasyDose
    a small embedded device to acquire, store and analyze radiation exposure during medical X-Ray procedures. True multi-vendor support and realtime Dose-Area-Product monitoring functions aid radiologists and serve EU directives 97/43 EUARTOM
  • eCos
    eCos is an open source, royalty-free, real-time operating system intended for embedded applications. The highly configurable nature of eCos allows the operating system to be customised to precise application requirements, delivering the best possible run-time performance and an optimised hardware resource footprint.
  • EL/IX
    Linux based open standards for embedded development. he EL/IX pages are dedicated to the development and standardization of Linux for embedded devices
  • Elphel network cameras
    High resolution high frame rate network video cameras. Elphel Inc. has several models of the cameras with up to 39 Mpixels per second pixel rate or 30fps for 1280x1024 resolution and 12fps for 2048x1536 frame rates. The cameras are powered through a LAN cable compliant to the IEEE 802.3af standard. The embedded and client software and FPGA hardware algorithms are open source.
  • Embedded GLIBC
    Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) is a variant of the GNU C Library (GLIBC) which is designed to work well on embedded systems.
  • Embedded Linux CF Computer
    The embedded Linux Compact Flash Computer utilizes Motorola's Coldfire MFC5272 processor. The on-board flash memory file system provides storage for the operating system (ucLinux) and user applications. Expansion is via a 16 bit bus compatible with Compact Flash devices. Up to eight devices can be integrate into a system using the Bus Extension Unit (CF type II device).
  • Embedded Linux Debug Tools
    hardware based tools and debuggers for debugging embedded Linux Systems based on PowerPC, XScale, ARM and MIPS Processors
  • Embedded Linux Single Board Computers
    Manufacturer of single board computers and embedded system solutions for applications requiring small form factor, low cost solutions. Complete integrated hardware and software solutions featuring Embedded Linux support.
  • Embedded Planet
    Embedded Planet develops embedded linux board support packages (BSPs) to speed OEM product development. The kernel source (both 2.4 and 2.6 versions) comes from the canonical linux kernel hosted by Bitkeeper with modifications made to support Embedded Planet Single Board Computer Modules. The packages contain prebuilt RAM and ROM kernel images and documentation that describes installing the BSP, setting up the development environment (target and host), building and downloading a custom kernel image, and running applications.
  • Embedded Systems with Linux
    Embedded Systems with Linux: Small PC systems in compact class, complete with embedded linux, networking support, display and panelkeyboard in book size. NEW: TRM/816 as complete system with minimal dimensions and for industrial/automation embedded linux applications
    an embedded Linux advisory board (EMLAB) for the purpose of promoting Linux for use in embedded systems and coordinating the efforts of vendors and projects participating in the embedded linux market
  • EmLinux
    a Source For Embedded Linux Systems
  • EnFlex MG-200
    EnFlex MG-200 is a fully functional TCP/IP network host capable of interfacing with a variety of networks and devices as well as directly metering electricity and indirectly metering water, gas or other meters through built-in pulse counters.
  • Erika Educational
    Erika (Embedded Real tIme Kernel Architecture) Educational is a a fully fledged and fully functional real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded devices. It has been designed to be an effective and attractive educational platform for real-time programming or embedded systems courses.
  • FGA-60
    FGA-60 is a Linux-based multimedia client that feeds still pictures and video clips (plus audio) to single or multiple CRTs, flat-panels, and TVs. The device is intended for use in signage and advertising applications in transportation, hospitality, and corporate environments.
  • HDSync
    HDSync is developed to achieve synchronous playback of multiple HD videos on multiple screens. In the video art field, there are many works requiring the real-time synchronized playback of audio/video.
  • Intrinsyc CerfBoard
    featuring the new Intel StrongARM microprocessor, brings small form factor and fast development solutions to new breed of Internet Devices.
  • Itsy
    Itsy is a low-power, high-performance, handheld computer (StrongARM SA1110) developed by Digital's Western Research Lab and Systems Research.

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