[Linux-aus] MtM - companies using foss?

Chris Smart chris at kororaa.org
Thu Feb 22 09:19:12 UTC 2007

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Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> Pixar and other Hollywood studios, Nokia, NASA, major research organisations, 
> 2/3 of Web servers[1], and 3/4 of supercomputers[2], just to name a few. Sony 
> are quite supportive of it on their Playstation 2 and 3 games consoles. 
> Imagine how many hundreds of millions of those have been and will be sold. 
> They can all potentially run GNU/Linux.
I have included Hollywood in a seperate section, but thanks for the
stats on supercomputers and web servers.
> Don't just focus on ICT companies. FLOSS is used everywhere, for a variety of 
> purposes.
Yeah, as mentioned in the email I'm happy to list other companies, but
want to list ones that people will know.
> People like to know how FLOSS is affecting their own backyards, and how it is 
> helping to further their own industries. I would suggest a section of 
> companies/projects for each country/region. For instance, two Australian 
> companies which come to mind are URSYS[3][4] and Solutions First[5].
This might be a little out of scope of makethemove.net but I do intend
to list somewhere some places to get support. I was more interested in
Distros that provide commercial support at this stage.
> [1] http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html
> [2] http://top500.org/stats
> [3] http://www.ursys.com.au
> [4] Disclaimer: I work for them.
> [5] http://www.solutionsfirst.com.au
Thanks Sridhar, I got some useful information from all that.


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