This is the type of operating system which uses less resources and dedicated to one specific task and is difficult for upgrade.

So I will discuss few advantages and disadvantages here:-

Advantages of embedded operating system

  • Small size and faster to load
  • More specific to one task
  • Easy to manage
  • Low cost
  • Spend less resources
  • These operating system is dedicated to one device so performance is good and use less resources like memory and micro-processors

Disadvantages of embedded operating system

  • Difficult to upgrade
  • If any problem occurs then you need to reset settings
  • Nearly not scalable
  • Hardware is limited
  • Troubleshooting is difficult
  • Difficult to transfer data from one system to other

Examples of Embedded operating system:-

Windows Xp was using in the ATM machines is one example. Switches, routers systems are other example in which some embedded system are used which keep them working. There are many other examples like operating system used in aircrafts, cars etc.