Monday, October 31, 2005


This is a lighthearted response to all the bad news out there today.
Embedded Linux has been squeezed into all manner of devices, and its uptake continues at pace. Now DeLaval, a long-time dairy equipment company, has started using Linux in a robotic cow-milking system. A 200 MHz processor, running a heavily modified Red Hat 7.3 system, controls the robotic equipment which allows cows to decide when they want to be milked. To read more about Linux moving into pastures moo, see this report. Maybe this news will lead to udder distros being developed, such as Moobuntu? (Sorry.)