Millions of people, and thousands of companies around the world use Linux. Some governments are requiring the use of Linux and Open Source to ensure the security and stability of their networks.
Some particularly well-known companies that use Linux include:
Industrial Light and Magic
The special effects division of LucasFilm used Linux to render the 3D graphics in the latest Star Wars movie, "Attack of the Clones."
Amazon.com online retailer recently switched entirely to Linux and saved $17 million!
Google, the most popular search engine on the web, runs on a cluster of over 1000 Linux servers!
Starting with the blockbuster movie "Shrek," Dreamworks has been using Linux to render 3D graphics and special effects, too. (For example, "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.")
Government agencies in the US, China, Germany, Norway, and many other countries, all use Linux and Open Source. Some have adopted it as the standard, because of its ensured security and inherent stability.
Presented by the Linux Users' Group of Davis
to the California 4-H Leadership Conference
August 10th, 2002 - UC Davis, California