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  • 1. Advantages of embedded PC’s over laptops & desktops My name is David and I work with Dell. This presentation will look at specific advantages of embedded PC’s over traditional computers. For more information on an embedded PC you can visit Dell.com
  • 2. They have a much smaller Operating System kernelTerminals that are designed to insulate the userfrom the O/S often use Linux. The smaller kerneltakes up much less space on the disk, a small CFcard can be used instead of a hard drive. Evenwith the small size, the operating system is stillfully capable and functions like you have cometo expect.
  • 3. They power down and start up quickerAs Windows is closing and opening applicationsduring a typical shutdown or startup a lot oftime is wasted. In an instrument with a smallerkernel the shutdown and startup is much faster.
  • 4. Stable hardware platformTypically they do not go obsolete as quickly as adesktop PC because they are installed inproducts that need to be around for a long time.Since they are small and completely self-contained (sound card, I/O ports and everythingon one little card), they are easy to upgrade too.