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We wrote last week that Linux makes all kinds of things work, from traffic lights to nuclear submarines.That’s not even scratching the surface.
Here are 11 other cool or weird things that use Linux.
That handy little box that lots of people rely on to stream their instant Netflix movies to their television is powered by Linux.
For the past 10 years or so, the post office has relied on a sorting system steered by Linux.
The Nexus S is currently on board NASA's final space shuttle and is being used as the brains of research robots called synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). The Nexus is powered by Android, which is an alteration of Linux.
It's a couple years old, but the iDJ2 can play two songs simultaneously from one iPod and lets users scratch, loop, and cue up other songs easily.