"Australian maker of embedded systems is using open source
to gain competitive advantage over bigger, international
"Phasefale (www.phasefale.com.au), a family-owned business that
specialises in control systems for refrigeration, already had a
Java development effort well underway when the decision was made to
leap into the Linux fold for its next generation of Web-based
"So taken with open source, Reaby has decided to retire the
business's aging Novell network in favour of Linux."
"Java contractor Julian Salerno said NT offered extra
functionality but at the expense of robustness."
"'The thing about refrigeration equipment is it can never stop,'
"NT has always been such a complex OS that chances are it would
fall over at the wrong time. I couldn't risk it."
"I think the writing is on the wall. Linux has beaten Microsoft
in the server market but they don't know it yet. In a couple of
years, Microsoft will say 'oh no, what have we done'. But it will
be too late."
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