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searchEnterpriseLinux.com: Lineo CTO: Tim R. Bird: Linux to lead embedded computing

Feb 25, 2001, 15:25 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is slipping more frequently through the back door of corporations in a box. And companies are seeing Linux pop up in all sorts of devices faster than it is possible to say "embedded computing." Embedded developers are leaping for Linux in record numbers, largely because of the free operating system's full set of available features and high capacity for customization. Lineo Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, plans to play a big part in the emerging market of embedded, real-time, and high availability enterprise Linux functions. Lineo's chief technology officer Tim R. Bird explains why Linux is one of the best options for an embedded operating system and how Lineo intends to play a role in its growing popularity in this question and answer interview."

"What do you expect of Linux's future in embedded computing?

"Bird:
People will be surprised two or three years from now by how rapidly Linux penetrated the embedded marketplace. People who are not that familiar with Linux see it as a desktop phenomenon. We're seeing a really good match between Linux and the embedded space. There's a whole lot of different reasons customers might come to Linux. Open source is one of the big ones. There are a lot of different vendors, and there are a lot of different options for customers. The technology is very robust."

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