8 Devices Running Linux In Secret

19/06/2011 10:30

Linux is everywhere,  Although you can usually only think of Linux on a laptop to your geek friend or a power server, Linux runs on many devices, from consumer electronics to the fastest supercomputers in the world.

1. Android phones, tablets, eReaders

Android operating system have been popping up all over the place, and each of these devices is especially the Linux version of Google stamp of approval. Devices like the Motorola Droid, HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Xoom tablet, Google TV, and Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader, all running Linux.

2. Boxee Box

Boxee has made the Internet streaming and viewing online video cinch his boxing Box oddly shaped D-Link. Just plug it in and get a 1080p video from Netflix, Vudu, and online networks and websites ton. It will also play almost any video or audio format you throw at it. And yes, Boxee Box runs on Linux.

3rd TiVo

TiVo is not something new. Millions of people use it to record their favorite shows and also see Amazon Video On Demand, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. TiVo runs Linux and is an industry standard for DVR.

4th Amazon Kindle

The e-book reader that has changed the game is also a Linux device. Amazon's Kindle runs on Linux and you can download the source code directly on Amazon.com. The Kindle offers a selection of over 900,000 ebooks, newspapers and magazines, all in the glory of Linux in black and white.

5. IBM Watson

Remember Watson of IBM, the supercomputer that swept the floor with human participants in danger? Watson is running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on a dozen racks of IBM Power 750. It is capable of recognizing human speech, interpret and find logical answers. He is smart and one day rule the world.

6th Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Many of the servers in the Linux world, as it is at the service provider 34SP.com. CERN LHC is just that, a very large physics experiment, but needs a lot of power to run the server. Some believe that tearing a hole in the fabric of space and time (and still could be), and at the same time it does it will be Linux. CPU utilization of 40 000 and 15 petabytes of data a year, the LHC could be the greatest of all Linux devices. CERN also distributes its own customized version of Linux called Scientific Linux.

7th Roku

Roku video player is another competitor to the rule of the box to the Internet set-top. He plays Netflix, Hulu Plus, and a boat-load of other online services popular streaming. The Roku is probably the cheapest of all and is also a media player based on Linux. It supports HD playback and a host of features.

8. Sony Bravia TV (and many other products)

Sony Bravia TVs in the lounges worldwide. Many of them own version of Linux running from Sony for its user interface. Sony also has several other products that run on Linux, including Internet TV, cameras, media players, camcorders, digital photo frames, electronic book readers, and home and car audio systems. You can browse the source code for all these products on the site of Sony Code Distribution Service.

Is no stranger to Linux servers, and becomes very sensitive desktops and laptops. As can be seen in the example above, Linux is also power devices, large and small worldwide. By far the most versatile operating system and is free.