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[News] Another Quiet Deployment of GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Another Quiet Deployment of GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:07:05 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Jack In The Box Runs On Linux

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| So my local Jack In The Box has been displaying it’s penguin pride lately. 
| From the other screens I saw flashing by it seems that the tv system is 
| driven by a dual-core Dell running Fedora. From the badge I’d venture to say 
| that its all packaged by RippleTV, good idea taking advantage of open source.   



The Secret Life of Embedded Linux

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| Manufacturers have to weigh sometimes competing factors when selecting
| Linux over Windows or a proprietary OS in consumer products. Often,
| the flexibility of Linux balances out those differences, sometimes
| it does not.
| Clearly, though, Linux's freedom and flexibility are driving the
| trend to putting Linux inside consumer products that are not
| encumbered with hardware restrictions. Manufacturers are not
| dependent on a single vendor with Linux.
| "Linux is a moving trend. More and more manufacturers are using
| it," concluded MontaVista's Ready.
| Yaghmour concurs. "Every engineer adapts it and expands the user
| base," he said. "Anybody who wants to enter the market is using
| Linux due to its low cost. It is hard to justify changing for a 
| proprietary OS."


Singapore Airlines puts a PC in every seat

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| The whole system runs on Red Hat's distribution of the Linux operating 
| system. 


Virgin America

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| The IFE runs Linux, boots over the network and has a full qwerty
| keyboard.
| [...]
| Finally, the IFE has Doom on it, I don't know if it is multiplayer 
| or not. There is a competition going where you can submit your 
| Open Source games for evaluation if they can run on the aircraft, 
| a new target for game makers.


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