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damarrin 27 Mar
I think all computers in Supernatural were running Linux.

The show I'm watching just now, Who Killed Sara?, a Mexican series on Netflix, had a very clear shot of the main dude using a Linux box with Gnome to hack peoples' phones.

Any other sightings?
Rooster 27 Mar
I can't think of any movies or TV Shows, but the actual TV's in Bratislava's public transport are running Ubuntu.
whizse 27 Mar
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Specifically about Ubuntu name dropping:
https://ubuntu.com/blog/2004-to-20-04-lts-ubuntu-in-popular-culture

I especially like the Veronica Mars episode where Mac complains about the font problems which plagued us back in the day!

Nmap have been featured in maany movies:
https://nmap.org/movies/

Nakatomi Plaza on the other hand was running BSD:
link
Hamish 28 Mar
In 2012 I was quite chuffed to see the boot screen of SUSE being used on Red Dwarf:
https://reddwarf.fandom.com/wiki/File:Red-Dwarf-SUSE-Linux.png
Sigbjorn 28 Mar
I think Mr. Robot did that multiple times. I don't have a link to provide, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.
Liam Dawe 28 Mar
Hacksmith Industries are a lot of fun, and you often see Ubuntu being used when they're coding various electronics :)
denyasis 28 Mar
The Lost in Space reboot used an Rpi as a prop. Not real linux, but we all know the superfuture will run on linux.
slaapliedje 29 Mar
Quoting: whizseSpecifically about Ubuntu name dropping:
https://ubuntu.com/blog/2004-to-20-04-lts-ubuntu-in-popular-culture

I especially like the Veronica Mars episode where Mac complains about the font problems which plagued us back in the day!

Nmap have been featured in maany movies:
https://nmap.org/movies/

Nakatomi Plaza on the other hand was running BSD:
link
Fonts always seemed like an easy issue to fix, you just had to use a DE that didn't stink back then. Either that or it's because I came from the Atari ST where fonts were far worse :P
dubigrasu 3 Apr
Ubuntu being used at Boston Dynamics:
https://youtu.be/Ns__YpRneBA?t=658
dpanter 7 days ago
Mercedes did an ad for their self driving car efforts in 2013, and George Hotz built his own self driving Acura in 2015. Both using Ubuntu.

Also, this entire subreddit... /r/itsaunixsystem :)
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