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Linux Spotting

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:22 pm

Where have you seen Linux?

I am at the end of a fortnight's holiday in Polperro, Cornwall,
I was sitting at the bar in the Blue Peter Inn on the quayside, enjoying an excellent pint of CornishTribute and an equally excellent crab baguette, when I noticed the screen at the back of the bar was showing Ubuntu Fiesty .
They use it for playing music(Exaile), email, web browsing and chat ( Gaim and Jabber). A local geek installed it after their windows ME installation turned up it's toes.

How about a Linux spotting competition? :D
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RE: Linux Spotting

Postby Rhakios » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:12 pm

What a good idea and at least it won't be a very long thread ;)

(no cheating by including your own system, or ones you have installed)
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RE: Linux Spotting

Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:17 pm

Until 1sf discovers and hijacks it... :? :evil:
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:16 pm

no hijacking involved :D (these moderators are far too strict(we'll probably be punished for punctuation soon :shock:)) i used our apartments reception to email our daughter not last year, the year before and they were(i was shocked to say the least) using suse :shock: i thought it was just us fiddle about on computers rather than watch soaps types, that was in peurto pollensa in majorca, i have also seen it in Corralejo in fuertaventura, perhaps it's a thrifty spanish thing :?:
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Postby M0PHP » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:25 pm

I remember going to a small 10 pen bowling alley on holiday some years ago that I think was running Linux for the scheduling and control of the lanes. I keep my eyes out for this sort of thing (I'm a geek) but I haven't spotted any blatant public use of linux recently :)
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Postby sledgehammer » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:23 am

I knew every thing would be alright on my First Choice flight to Florida this year when the comforting flightless penguin made an appearance on the in flight entertainment system.

Oh what fun I had when I crashed mine and got it to reboot and tried to read all the propriety codec modules :) . Couldn't get it to do it again though.
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Postby GMorgan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:38 am

My universities Unix lab runs Linux. So do their UltraSPARC servers. We have our own E-Mail system and file space in CS since they didn't trust the universities own (Windows based) system.

Anyway I think it says something where the CS department would rather maintain two systems than have their own stuff on Windows. MS based junk for elsewhere is a university mandate AFAIK.
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Postby pootman » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:01 pm

Of course it is, how else would you expect students to get their work done.

Have a game of spot-the-non-ms-application in the 'vendor independent' ECDL's list of approved courseware: ... 27&nID=306

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Postby M0PHP » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:05 pm

In one of the recent episodes of Diamond Geezer (starring the one and only David Jason), some kid used a traditional-style green-on-black Bash prompt to 'hack' something.. :)
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Postby Moodel » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:08 pm

Peterborough -> London, GNER train 1st class carriage, DSL running on an old Inspiron 8000 laptop \o/
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Postby spottedcat » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:40 pm

Moodel wrote:1st class carriage ..... old Inspiron 8000 laptop

The toffs these days are clearly not what they used to be. :)
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Postby ggsinclair » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:46 pm

Glasgow Airport - Arcade Machine running PPracer. First and last time I have seen that!

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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:04 pm

Not Linux, but I spotted a BSD condom machine in a pub in Bath. Seems it's not the only one:

That was found in a pub in Reading. How bizarre...

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Postby Haakin » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:11 am

I felt safer once I knew that Jack Bauer ("24") used KDE.
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Postby GMorgan » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:57 am

Interesting idea about being able to edit the entire episode if they used the modern icons. I thought copyright made exceptions in such cases, also the show would surely considered to be an aggregate rather than a derived work.
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