François-René Rideau (fare) wrote,
François-René Rideau
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Flying Penguins

I may have been out of the loop, but I was happily surprised to see how Linux was present everywhere during my air travels. First thing, I hear Dell spending several minutes in an on-flight radio program explaining how it installs RedHat Linux on its servers, or whichever other flavor of Linux suits their customers. Next thing, Oracle bought all the ceiling ads in SEA airport to say that Oracle makes Linux unbreakable. In San Francisco, Veritas puts Windows, Unix and Linux on par. Finally, on my trip back, the in-flight entertainment system by Panasonic reboots in Linux: I could see the penguin on my neighbour's screen as he desperately twiddled the command pad. Wow. Linux has gone a long way in thirteen years. The free market works around information protectionism, slowly but surely.

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