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Would you like fries with that?

Postby ambertone on Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:35 am

I had to laugh, I'm standing in the line at McDonalds and there are five 60" LCD's displaying the menu stuff over head. One was being worked on, going from POST to blue screen (no video, not BSOD)

All of a sudden it boots up into Ubuntu. This is what "Maccas" use to display all their menus on. Good thinking when you think about it. Five units in one store could have been running of one or five PC's. Think about the license fees they save by using Ubuntu and if they do that around the world?

Smart thinking.

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Re: Would you like fries with that?

Postby exploder on Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:25 am

Thanks! Nice to hear that a business as large as McDonalds is using open source. :D
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Re: Would you like fries with that?

Postby lexon on Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:53 am

Search the 'Net for:

mcdonald's restaurants ubuntu software

You will get a lot of hits.

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Re: Would you like fries with that?

Postby dsavi on Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:08 pm

I find that rather hilarious for some reason. Too bad this wasn't on a news site or I'd Slashdot it.
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Re: Would you like fries with that?

Postby lexon on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:00 pm

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