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(From Network Computing Asian Edition)
Byline: Dick Bussiere
One of the largest consumers of IT equipment is the hospital, both in the traditional and non-traditional sense. In the traditional sense, "normal" PCs in the hospital are used for storing patient information and billing.
In the non-traditional sense, and rarely thought about, are the embedded systems which perform patient monitoring and which operate the increasingly sophisticated medical systems such as MRI scanners.
Increasingly, these systems use commodity hardware, operating systems and services to reduce time-to-market and development cost for the equipment vendor. Commodity operating systems such as Windows or Linux …