back in 1996 through to 2001 I was doing some IT course at a tech college and one of the guest lecturers there was involved in work on the Linux kernel, amongst other things. At one presentation he showed us industry magazines and statistics from the manufacturing and appliance industry to show how special variants of Linux was in over two billion, yes billion, devices around the world and used to run things from manufacturing milling machines to toasters, fridges, dvd players and recorders, just about any household goods with a built in computing capability had Linux in it as it was smaller and cheaper. he even demonstrated how he'd hacked his imported TIVO to send emails to the things to pass messages to his family from his phone via his computer while on the way home.
Now this all makes me wonder how the people making up the 1% of business use is Linux statistics come by that figure as we all know Microsoft Windows is NOT on or in 200 billion devices world wide.
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