Why Linux Isn't Used in Broadcast Media

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Linux has managed to carve a little slice of success for itself in nearly every industry. Well, with the exception of broadcast media that is.

While I’ve found some limited Linux presence in the broadcast radio industry, I've found that in the broadcast TV market, Linux software appears to be completely absent. It's almost like the broadcast media establishment doesn't realize that Linux exists as a viable alternative for many functions within a TV studio.

Now this isn't to say that Linux servers aren't being used, rather that there is a stunning lack of evidence that Linux on the desktop is being used within the industry as a whole.

Does this matter? I should say so -- and here's why.