Control Engineering: Is Linux at the Gates of the Factory?
May 13, 2004, 19:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank J. Bartos)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Gene
Smith for this link. ]
"Open solutions represent an increasingly clear direction for
industrial controls. So it's not surprising that something as vital
as the 'master regulator' of software in a computer—the
operating system—attracts enthusiastic supporters for an
open-source operating system (OS) like Linux.
"Originally developed and patented by Linus Torvalds in 1990,
Linux has indeed made great waves in the world of office
automation, telecom, and server applications. Government agencies
at various levels have embraced it, particularly in Europe..."