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Customer Demand Adds Linux to Industrial Computer Line

Jul 28, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"Putting a computer on a fork lift is commonplace, according to John Geary, vice president of sales and marketing for Glacier Computers. IGEL was looking for a stable system to run its version of Linux. Other Glacier customers needed different features and were willing to consider Linux. "We were getting a smattering of calls for supporting a Linux distribution without a lot of bells and whistles," Geary says.

"That demand from customers for other options led Glacier to consider Fedora Linux as one of the companies pre-installed options."

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