[SATLUG] HEB POS systems use Linux

dennis at myediscounts.com dennis at myediscounts.com
Tue Dec 29 08:00:16 CST 2009


Yes, a lot of local businesses are using Linux, we have seen a lot of the
RED HAT Enterprise come by the shop.


> 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.
>
> -Jon
>
>
>
> 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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