View Full Version : Article: Linux rides pillion on Mumbai city buses

May 20th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Great achievement for Linux. I have been wondering what these devices were running on. Didn't know they adopted Linux extensively

May 20th, 2008, 12:22 PM

from link:
Thanks to the system's use of Linux, BEST saved about inr 1.2 million on the point of sale infrastructure alone, as compared with a Microsoft Windows setup,
not sure of the saving, will have to check the exchange rates! but good to know linux is winning on all fronts :-)

May 20th, 2008, 01:03 PM
thats about $28,310 according to google

1 200 000 Indian rupees = 28 309.2 U.S. dollars

May 21st, 2008, 06:36 PM
Thats awesome! I know Chicago buses have Win XP onboard...I always wondered why they didn't choose linux.