[kwlug-disc] FLOSS-friendly oil change

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Tue Jul 6 12:14:08 EDT 2010

----- Original Message -----
> 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.

It's another case of how Linux is there but nobody knows it.

Linux: The best kept secret way to decrease your IT budget.

John Van Ostrand 
CTO, co-CEO 
Net Direct Inc. 
564 Weber St. N. Unit 12, Waterloo, ON N2L 5C6 
Ph: 866-883-1172 x5102 
Fx: 519-883-8533 

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