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Linux is Truly Everywhere

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

"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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