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Old 06-15-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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What are the most uncommon devices or strangest places that you've seen running Linux?


Inspired by a recent thread on Reddit, what are the most uncommon devices or strangest places that you've seen running Linux?

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Not all that odd, nowadays, but I had to smile at the GRUB prompt on one of the video-billboards at the railway station if a little perturbed that it hadn't booted any further.
 
Old 06-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #3
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In a casino after a brief power failure, it was interesting to see Linux boot screens on a lot of the slot machines.
 
Old 06-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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start of a jetblue flite (the infotainment headrests).
also this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-574524/
obviousely my android based fone.
also, the manual of my lg blu-ray player has the gpl on the last page.

i have an avaya vpn-voip fone that i suspect is just a small linux box that connects to to my company lan (the screen shows many scp calls while powering-on/logging-in).
i suspect most hp all-in-one printers are just webos(linux) pc's with ink trays.

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:23 PM   #5
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I run a 1999 PowerBook G3 on Debian with a 4 GB hdd, 128 MB of RAM, and a 300 Mhz processor. My friends find that exotic
 
Old 06-16-2015, 12:59 PM   #6
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start of a jetblue flite (the infotainment headrests).
also this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-574524/
obviousely my android based fone.
also, the manual of my lg blu-ray player has the gpl on the last page.

i have an avaya vpn-voip fone that i suspect is just a small linux box that connects to to my company lan (the screen shows many scp calls while powering-on/logging-in).
i suspect most hp all-in-one printers are just webos(linux) pc's with ink trays.
I've a feeling my Avaya phone at work has given me some Linux-type messages when booting also.
As for printers -- I know the majority of the multifunction devices I support had to have a patch for shellshock applied.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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i also seen those bar trivia kiosks at boot up (the ones where you circle the differences of the picture of the girl on the left with the one on the rite). it had a red hat logo.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 03:46 PM   #8
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I should've mentioned at NASA Goddard's Visitor Center they use Ubuntu to power their a thing that projects an image on a hanging sphere that makes it look like a planet, moon, or the Sun.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 11:34 AM   #9
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Dodge-Chrysler in deep into Linux. If the sales person boots up the 'build your car' screen to help you select a model, the Linux boot is unmistakable, the parts department computer runs Redhat and the program used to 'reprogram' your car's computer runs another Linux.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 04:39 PM   #10
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Like rknichols I saw a slot machine boot "Charles River Systems" version of linux & I've also seen it on ATM's
 
Old 07-05-2015, 08:36 AM   #11
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The snack and the soda vending machines where I work run on Red Hat.
 
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Our flat screen TV runs on linux.
 
Old 07-05-2015, 08:41 AM   #13
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Mr. Robot runs and hacks with Linux.
 
Old 07-06-2015, 01:34 AM   #14
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I saw one of these virtual reality exercise bikes boot up with some version of Linux.
 
Old 07-06-2015, 03:14 AM   #15
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