Linux at 25

Jon Elson elson at
Wed Sep 14 20:36:29 CDT 2016

On 09/14/2016 05:57 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 09/14/2016 01:18 PM, Murray McCullough wrote:
>> Linux at 25 - created 25 years ago. Has it changed computing or is it
>> 'better' than WIN or MacOS?
> Right--I really want Windows or Mac OS running the firmware in my
> routers and DSL modem...
> I'll posit that Linux has made a bigger splash not as a desktop
> environment (which is what mostly distinguishes the many flavors of the
> thing) but as embedded and server software.   I was a bit surprised to
> find that my home thermostat was running BusyBox.
Oh, yeah, I'm running FreePBX on the computer that manages 
my home phone system (Linux-based).
The PHONES (Snom 300's) run Linux!  In fact, I think most 
VOIP phones have embedded Linux kernels in them.


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