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Re: [News] Hard to Find Anything That Does Not Run Linux...

On 2008-10-31, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:42:34 +0000, TomB wrote:
>> On 2008-10-29, Terry Porter was urged to write the following:
>>> On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:44:11 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> | Finally, Moore's Law and the general trend toward cheaper and faster
>>>> hardware | means that Linux now fits into even more places than it did
>>>> before. We | normally think of Linux as an operating system for
>>>> servers, or even for | desktop computers. But we can expect Linux to
>>>> be at the heart of a growing | number of appliances, from
>>>> video-on-demand devices to digital video recorders | (e.g., TiVo), to
>>>> cellphones (e.g., Android and OpenMoko). The Linux-powered |
>>>> refrigerator, with a built-in bar-code scanner that can tell you how
>>>> long ago | you bought milk, isn't far behind.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://ostatic.com/158401-blog/linux-is-truly-everywhere
>>> My TV, a 32" LG HIDEF LCD runs Linux. I had no idea until I read the
>>> users manual and found the GPL listed at the end.
>> That's right. My 37" LG also runs Linux, and LG BD players are also
>> Linux powered. As are some of the Sony Bravia series.
> I just have to say, I really *love* this Linux powered LG TV, from the 
> hidef screen and crystal clear pics, down to the beautiful exquisitely 
> made hand controller.
> Every button is in the perfect place for me.
> Linux and extreme quality just go hand in hand, and I think LG would be 
> making OODLES of $$$$ from this product, with very low failure rates.

Yeah, I've had an LG DVD recorder for years. It has a HDD in it and it
runs linux. Never had to get it repaired and it just works!


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