[kwlug-disc] FLOSS-friendly oil change

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 6 09:50:45 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:

> I was at Mr Lube for an oil change today and they have LCD screens that
> face the driver with details of the service and charges.  I was
> pleasantly surprised to see the desktop of ubuntu Hardy in the
> background behind the service/billing application.
>
> Of course, many businesses use F/LOSS for customer-facing interfaces,
> but this is first example I've come across involving a Linux desktop.
> I'd be interested in supporting other businesses that put the symbols of
> open-source in front of their customers.
>

That is exciting.

Mr Lube is a franchise and that means that the Linux application is probably
chain-wide, and not just a one shop thing.

Was it a web based (in the browser) application, or a native Gnome desktop
application?
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