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LinuxDevices.com: Report on Linux progress in the German automation industry

Dec 09, 2000, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Schwebel)

"Robert Schwebel, producer of Linux-Automation.com, provided this report about growing Linux momentum in Germany's industrial automation industry, as evidenced by the recent SPS/IPC/DRIVES Trade Fair held in Nuernberg, Germany. Schwebel writes . . ."

"During recent years, the SPS/IPC/DRIVES Trade Fair has grown to become one of the most important annual events in the German industrial automation industry. At the recent event, 627 exhibitors represented all aspects of the market in four halls of the Nuernberg Fair Center. As evidenced by the exhibition, Linux is becoming increasingly important to German industry, as more companies than ever before exhibited products based on the free operating system. Here is a brief summary of the companies that showed Linux-based products (which, increasingly, represent more than simply "Linux runs on our x86 board") . . ."

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