Linux in the Real World

Linux has several convenient strong points when working with non-standard hardware. Freely available source code allowed Grant Edwards to compete a project much more easily than he would have been able to without Linux.
Summary

The project was an unqualified success and similar Linux configurations are being considered for other test sites in the future.

Grant Edwards (edwar028@gold.tc.umn.edu) is an electrical engineer for a manufacturer of process control equipment. He has been messing with Unix systems while doing product design work since the early 1980's.

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