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(Answer) (Category) eCos FAQ : (Category) What is eCos? :
Is eCos Linux?
As eCos originated from Red Hat, probably most famous for its distribution of the Linux Operating System, it has become a common misconception that eCos is Linux or in some way based on Linux. However eCos is a completely separate product, with a separate source base. eCos does have an EL/IX level 1 compatibility layer though, allowing it to be compatible with many of the Linux APIs.
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