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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..."

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