[SATLUG] HEB POS systems use Linux

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 07:43:20 CST 2009

Apparently Linux is hiding in all kinds of places.

A friend of mine flipped the power on one of those touch screen bar
games machines at Fast Eddies. It started a very RedHat-like bootup
sequence, so obviously running Linux of some flavor.


On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Tweeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:
> I also caught a Linux PXE boot screen in my transatlantic flight to London.
> The seat-back screen/movie user interface went down when they lost power to
> it.. and there was Tux during the boot.  IIRC.. It was running some kind of
> embedded flavor of Red Hat.  I've got some low quality screen shots of it
> somewhere if anyone wants to see them. :)
> Tweeks
> On Saturday 26 December 2009 11:32:15 am Jeremy Mann wrote:
>> 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
>> http://www.bioinformatics.uthscsa.edu
>> Phone: (210) 567-2672
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