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Mar 14, 2000, 17:10 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Lineo has snapped up the third in a series of companies to bolster its effort to push Linux into all manner of non-PC devices."

"Lineo this week picked up United System Engineers, a 27-person engineering consulting firm based in Shiojiri, Japan. The 15-year-old firm will help Lineo explain to prospective customers why they might want to switch from existing operating systems to Lineo's version of Linux for set-top boxes, factory robots and other "embedded" devices, said Lyle Ball, vice president of marketing and communications."

"Lineo, with an initial public offering in the works, already acquired Zentropix and Rt-control in February. "There are several more (deals) in the pipeline," Ball promised."

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