Linux Gas Pump Prints Google Maps

In further proof that you can never escape Google or interactive marketing, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced Google support for its Encore gas pump's interactive displays. Gilbarco's Linux-based Applause media system now offers printable Google local business search, maps, driving directions, and coupons. More.


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The Google Kool-Aid

Shawn Powers's picture

I am a full blown Google evangelist. Their simple, "We're not evil" concept is really all I'm looking for in a company. Are their programs GPL? No. Are they friendly to the Linux community? Yes.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see everything Google offers to be open source and Linux native -- but just acknowledging the Linux community exists is significant in today's world.

So yes, I welcome our new googly overlords.

Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.