[vcf-midatlantic] 30 Years of Linux

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Aug 26 16:24:06 UTC 2021

On 8/26/21 12:11 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>    Many high-end DSLR cameras too, past and present.
>> Thats cool, I didn't know that.
> Linux can be found in a lot of places. I can't recall what odd device
> I saw it in. I know some railroad equipment is using Linux (multiple
> different processors with tie breaking).

  While I was talking about BSD (NetBSD in particular) above, this is
very true.  Nearly all "home" routers run Linux, hospital ventilators
and patient monitoring equipment, oscilloscopes, effectively all mobile
phones except for iPhones, recent refrigerators and washing
machines...you name it.  My previous desktop monitor, a 4K Seiki
SE39UY04, runs Linux internally on a MIPS processor.  Yes, the *monitor*.

  Linux is *everywhere*.  I'm willing to bet that everyone on this list,
literally every person, has half a dozen instances of Linux in their
houses right now that they don't even know about.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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