[SATLUG] HEB POS systems use Linux

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 11:32:15 CST 2009

Xmas eve I was at my local HEB at Bandera/1604 and there was a power
outage while I was in the checkout line. As the geek like I am, I
immediately looked at the screen while it was rebooting. They are Dell
computers set to PXE boot a Linux image! I saw the kernel loading as
well as the ramdisk image (I couldn't tell what kernel version it was
though). It was a matter of about 10 seconds before the HEB POS system
was back and the clerk logged it.

Pretty cool!

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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