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melojo
October 30th, 2008, 07:17 AM
Wasn't sure where to post this that's why its here.

Post companies that use linux comercially.
I am curious to how many companies are using linux commercially.
I knew Tivo used it but I recently found out so does Dishnetwork http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/our_products/user_guides_and_manuals/index.shtml

I know the new gsi google phone uses it.
I forgot about Autozone and Chrysler

I-75
October 30th, 2008, 07:19 AM
Lowes uses Linux in their store terminals.

(Lowes is a home improvement store in the U.S.A.)

fatality_uk
October 30th, 2008, 09:21 AM
There's 1,000's. This thread has been posted quite a few times. Perhaps you could do a quick search on here looking for these threads. Also a quick Google search will yeild great results :D

billgoldberg
October 30th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Wasn't sure where to post this that's why its here.

Post companies that use linux comercially.
I am curious to how many companies are using linux commercially.
I knew Tivo used it but I recently found out so does Dishnetwork http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/our_products/user_guides_and_manuals/index.shtml

I know the new gsi google phone uses it.
I forgot about Autozone and Chrysler

Google uses a special Ubuntu version in their offices

Loads of sites haves Ubuntu servers, archive.org and wikipedia being some of them.

I'm pretty sure they use Ubuntu at Canonical (lol).

jespdj
October 30th, 2008, 10:16 AM
There are thousands of companies that use Linux commercially.

Linux runs on an enormous range of devices, from mobile phones to the world's fastest supercomputers. Many Internet servers run on Linux. Wikipedia runs on Linux (in fact, they are using Ubuntu Server Edition). The last time I was on an airplane, I noticed that the onboard entertainment system runs on Linux (they had to reboot it and the Tux logo appeared on all the screens in the seats!).

I am an IT professional. At the client I'm currently working for, we're developing a mission-critical system that's running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Linux is big business.

melojo
October 30th, 2008, 05:57 PM
There's 1,000's. This thread has been posted quite a few times. Perhaps you could do a quick search on here looking for these threads. Also a quick Google search will yeild great results :D

I did do a search, if you don't mine do one and find some post for me!
Also I am not interested in what I just find on google because it may not have a full listing, but a combinatin of several sources might yield what I am looking for

ronnielsen1
October 30th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Lowes uses Linux in their store terminals.

It's kind of a weird one though. You won't find any supertux game. Minimalistic.

DougieFresh4U
October 30th, 2008, 06:37 PM
LocalNet.net which is a local dial-up provider. They use it in there offices, but they don't provide support for it in their service.

KiwiNZ
October 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM
I did do a search, if you don't mine do one and find some post for me!
Also I am not interested in what I just find on google because it may not have a full listing, but a combinatin of several sources might yield what I am looking for

I would say that what you are after is impossible to obtain. Linux is used extensively in the enterprise market, from desktop to Servers etc. The users are not going to list their usage ,why would they , there is nothing to gain by doing so

oldsoundguy
October 30th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Garmin in house .. not sure what they put in the GPS units, but since it is so stable, would venture it is some form of Linux also.

Anybody that uses "The Ultimate Boot Disk" will find that they are using Linux! (told that to a couple of "I will always use Windows" junkies and they about died!! LOL)

Most quality repair shops now use some form of LIVE Linux CD to recover files lost because of a Windows crash FROM that Windows machine! (and make a bundle on the deal that is really launch, a couple of clicks, and go get a pizza!)

ronnielsen1
October 31st, 2008, 01:09 PM
You can use netcraft but it can be a little misleading because many major web sites use the Akamai caching services ( http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/index.html ). Akamai is almost an exclusive user of a Linux OS

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.yahoo.com

ronnielsen1
October 31st, 2008, 01:17 PM
This is interesting. I was typing various websites in and the now defunct website http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/ comes up with the following



http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=http%3A%2F%2Flinuxhaters.blogspot.com%2 F
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/ronnielsen1/?action=view&current=snapshot3.png

beercz
October 31st, 2008, 02:41 PM
My company uses linux servers, windows on the desktop.

Rinzwind
October 31st, 2008, 02:44 PM
My company uses linux servers, windows on the desktop.

We do too. We create software and all of our clients work like this too (and we got about 150 clients or so) :)

melojo
November 1st, 2008, 02:06 AM
I would say that what you are after is impossible to obtain. Linux is used extensively in the enterprise market, from desktop to Servers etc. The users are not going to list their usage ,why would they , there is nothing to gain by doing so

Finding all companies may be impossible, but finding as many as possible is not! That is what I am after.

OffHand
November 1st, 2008, 12:34 PM
I have introduced Ubuntu servers in the (famous) advertising agency I work for. The IT manager loves it :)