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Linux is Truly Everywhere

Mar 10, 2008, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reuven Lerner)

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"As hardware gets smaller and cheaper, we can expect to see Linux in more and more unexpected places. Why is this, and how does this benefit open-source developers?

"A few months ago, I was flying from Chicago to Tel Aviv. The airplane was one of El Al's newly refurbished models, with individual video screens and on-demand video screening. The advantage of such screens is that they give each passenger a choice regarding when and what to watch. So if you eat or fall asleep, you don't have to worry about missing the movie; you can stop and start it, just as if you had a DVD player or video-on-demand..."

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