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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux? 322

Posted by timothy
from the upside-down-mig-while-communicating dept.
colinneagle writes "Bryan Lunduke recently pulled together a collection of the weirdest places he's found Linux, from installations in North Korea and the International Space Station to a super-computer made out of Legos and computer engineer Barbie. Seen any weird places for Linux not mentioned in this list?"
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

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  • Pizza place (Score:4, Interesting)

    by royallthefourth (1564389) <> on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @01:40PM (#46219254)

    Like many others, I had several shitty jobs during college. One of those jobs was delivering pizzas for Papa John's. Running in the office of our store was a desktop computer with some really locked-down Linux on it that was limited to running some awful console program and a PDF viewer.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @01:40PM (#46219262)

    At the Toronto Linux Users Group I heard a story about how the parking meters used to crash because some setting would randomly kill processes when Linux was running low on memory.

  • The strangest place? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Joe U (443617) on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @01:41PM (#46219286) Homepage Journal

    I once saw Linux on some average users desktop. Total non-techie, and there he was using Ubuntu.

  • Coffee Machine (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @01:49PM (#46219362)

    Just the other day the coffee machine in my office rebooted, and it is running Linux under the hood. One of these

  • Also a pizza place (Score:4, Interesting)

    by brokenin2 (103006) * on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @02:03PM (#46219502) Homepage

    I was at a Chuckecheese with the kids for one of their friends birthday parties when one of the machines freaked out...

    It was a photobooth that took your picture, and then made a sketch like version of your picture and printed it out for you..

    When the employee came to reset it, I got to see either Redhat or Cent boot up.. Somewhere I've got a picture..

  • by photonic (584757) on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @04:11PM (#46221255)
    Last year, I visited the Palazzo Valentini [] in Rome, which is just a few steps away from Piazza Venezia [] and within falling distance of Trajan's column []. They dug up some Roman remains of houses and temples in the basement of a more modern building. They did quite some effort to make it into a multimedia show, with beamers projecting accurately aligned overlays of all kind of things that had disappeared. One cool effect was for example to extend a mosaic, of which only a small piece was left, over an entire room. I was observing how the tour-guide started the shows, he was just launching a VLC player or so on a linux box sitting in a rack in the corner. From the looks of the icons, it was probably an older version of Ubuntu (8.04 or 10.04).

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