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The hidden places where Linux dominates

Jan 31, 2011, 13:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Morrison)

"While the fight for desktop dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look.

"It's being used in mobile phones, set-top boxes, media streamers and routers. It's being used to fuel the London Stock Exchange and to provide in-flight entertainment for thousands of travellers.

"And it does this without ceremony and, mostly, without anyone noticing.

"Mobile Linux

"The average user of an HTC Desire or a Samsung Galaxy S is likely to know that their phone is running Android, but they're unlikely to know, or even care, that Android is sitting on top of Linux."

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