Last Summer while in hollidays in Algarve, I noticed at the supermarket cashier after a reboot that they were using Red Hat Linux.
Well, this is a major Supermarket chain here at Portugal.
So today i had the idea to make some calculations and figure out how much computers with RHL installed just for cashier POS.
Well, consulting their website, at www.continente.pt I found:
40 - Continente Hipermarket - At about 50 cashiers each= 2000 RHL
120 - Modelo Supermarket - At about 10 cashiers each = 1200 RHL
Each one of this shops have other cashier for other brands, Worten (home appliances) Modalfa (clothes), and each one a few more cashiers... Just sum, and sum...
With simple math at Portugal we just found 3500 Linux computers with important position, not just some desktops....
So those people who say that Linux is just about 1% of desktop, how about make some calculations and count the number of computers with Linux? Remember, a router with embebed Linux is a computer!!!!