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The_Aquabat 16 Apr
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe other one that's somewhat interesting of a topic is spotting Linux out in the wild. Lowe's for example uses Redhat on their terminals throughout their stores. And I've seen Ubuntu used in car oil shops, like Jiffy Lube
my router uses Linux it's a TP link 841HP, I would have never guessed it; and I didn't buy it for that reason, I only picked some random router. On the drivers/firmware download page they include some GPL code . Just bringing this up, since maybe some of you might want to buy it, since in a way you are indirectly supporting linux, because the code it's out there and it can be upstreamed. afaik not a lot of people know that TP link contributes to the linux kernel (in one way or another). Never read any linux news site mentioning anything about TP link like ever.
But don't expect to do anything apart from it's main use, this seems like a black box, like the TiVO, I think that there's no way to login into bash on this router.

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 16 April 2021 at 5:38 am UTC
damarrin 16 Apr
Are there any routers running Windows?

Last edited by damarrin on 16 April 2021 at 7:38 am UTC
slaapliedje 16 Apr
Quoting: The_Aquabat
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe other one that's somewhat interesting of a topic is spotting Linux out in the wild. Lowe's for example uses Redhat on their terminals throughout their stores. And I've seen Ubuntu used in car oil shops, like Jiffy Lube
my router uses Linux it's a TP link 841HP, I would have never guessed it; and I didn't buy it for that reason, I only picked some random router. On the drivers/firmware download page they include some GPL code . Just bringing this up, since maybe some of you might want to buy it, since in a way you are indirectly supporting linux, because the code it's out there and it can be upstreamed. afaik not a lot of people know that TP link contributes to the linux kernel (in one way or another). Never read any linux news site mentioning anything about TP link like ever.
But don't expect to do anything apart from it's main use, this seems like a black box, like the TiVO, I think that there's no way to login into bash on this router.
Pretty much every router on the planet runs either Linux or some custom embedded OS, like Cisco's IOS (as opposed to Apple's iOS). Also note, that sadly most of these don't get updated whenever there is the CVE of the week...
Rutine 16 Apr
On the Big Bang Theory, they talk a few times about Linux.
I loved this quote from Sheldon "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favourite Linux-based operating system"

https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/c5j3f/sheldon_from_the_big_bang_theory_uses_ubuntu/


Last edited by Rutine on 16 April 2021 at 5:26 pm UTC
slaapliedje 23 Apr
Was just watching a video about Dark Angel (yup that series from 2000 that had Jessica Alba in it and was made by James Cameron.) and it looked like the dude 'Eyes Only' was using Linux with Enlightenment for hacking the broadcasts! I'll have to go back through my DVDs and take screenshots, as I don't see them online anywhere.
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