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CNET Lineo boosts Linux offerings with acquisition

Feb 02, 2000, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Lineo, with its sight on a future public offering, has acquired Zentropix, the first of a series of moves to bolster its effort to push Linux into non-PC computing devices."

"The acquisition, announced today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here, means Lineo will be able to take advantage of Zentropix's work to let Linux run on systems that must respond instantly--in "real time"--such as factory-floor robots with a stop button...."

"The company is working on future deals that will enable Lineo's Linux products to work in sub-PC areas where Lineo is too big, Ball said. In this new area, devices typically only have about 2 megabytes of memory, he said."

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