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POLL: WHICH OPERATING SYSTEM ARE YOU USING ON DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLAYERS?

Posted: December 3, 2015 at 11:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

It’s been a while since we had a poll so today we decided to run a Poll to find out the OS market share on Digital Signage Players and deployments. It only takes less than a minute to respond to this poll so help us to help you.


WHICH OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE YOU USING ON DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLAYERS?


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Operating Systems

Windows

Many of us have used the Microsoft Windows product (I’ve started using Windows since the early days – Windows 3.1). I believe there are many deployments out there that are using this Operating System. Although it is classified as a Consumer OS the market share for this would be large since there are many digital signage software applications that were designed for this OS.

For those of you who read the Digital Signage Fail section of this website, have seen many of them are Blue Screens of Death. What you need to keep in mind is that sometimes, it’s not the OS that is at fault but the actual hardware.

Operating System Windows

Linux/Unix

Another popular OS is any form of Unix/Linux. This has been popular because if it’s cost (free!) and reliability. There are many digital signage hardware manufacturers who use this Operating System in combination with their own Propriety software.

Operating System Unix

Mac OS

Although the Mac OS is based off the FreeBSD/BSD we put have put it in it’s own category. I believe there are a few digital signage deployments using this Operating System. I can only think of one or two software packages that use the Mac OS.

Operating System Mac OS

Android

This Operating System was originally designed for Mobile Smartphones and Tablets but this OS has now become a mainstream for digital signage deployments because it’s free and easy to deploy.

Operating System Android

RISC

RISC OS is not a popular OS but it is a operating system that uses ARM microprosessor. The most popular device that uses the RISC OS is Raspberry Pi.

Other

There are many other operating systems being used by Digital Signage hardware and software companies. So which one are you using?


WHICH OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE YOU USING ON DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLAYERS?


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