$17K auto-aiming rifle runs Linux

Lee Hutchinson for Ars Technica:

The image displayed on the scope isn’t a direct visual, but rather a video image taken through the scope’s objective lens. The Linux-powered scope produces a display that looks something like the heads-up display you’d see sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon’s compass orientation, cant, and incline.

Linux in a high-powered hunting rifle. I’m pretty sure this is how every robot apocalypse movie ever made begins.



  • Kyle Braund

    Christ Almighty….and the closing review comment:

    ” The price is relatively high—the rifles start at about $17,000 (a price which includes an iPad with the TrackingPoint app pre-configured and ready to go), but that isn’t a huge premium over parting together one’s own rifle and precision optics.”

  • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve

    Finally, a mass murder weapon for the 1%.

  • tylernol

    I am actually a friend with one of the guys who works at this company. Nice guy, but this is a horrible(but inevitable) advancement in technology and it makes me wonder if I should still be friends with him for working at a place like this.

  • DionV

    I never thought I’d say it, but the day has finally come: I wish it did not use Linux.

    What a waste of a perfectly good OS.