I have often written about how the world runs on Linux, and how most users are none the wiser.\n\n\nTo spread awareness about Linux, the Linux Foundation has created a series of videos called \u2018World Without Linux\u2019 that features two characters trying to navigate through life without Linux.\n\n\nIn a blog post introducing the series, Jennifer Cloer, Senior Director of Communications & Community at The Linux Foundation, wrote:\n\n\n\nSome argue it doesn\u2019t matter if anyone knows what runs their devices or connects them to their colleagues, friends and family. That\u2019s fair. People want to use technologies that simply work. \u00a0But with the growing ubiquity of Linux and open source software, generally, it becomes important to shine a light on the technologies that are building the future while supporting the companies and developers who are making that happen.\n\n\n\nThe foundation has just published the second video in the series, and was gracious enough to give ITworld early exclusive access. In this video we learn that no Linux in many cases means no GPS and no mobile mapping services.\n\n\nHere is the video:\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\nWhile we would be at least inconvenienced, if not actually lost in a world without Linux, the fact is that GPS systems like TomTom are powered by Linux. And Google Maps, along with many core Google projects run on Linux servers. In fact Google\u2019s entire infrastructure runs on Linux.\n\n\nAt one point in the video the characters make a joke about the printer cutting out some words on the map, but let's not forget that printers also run on Linux.\n\n\nThe first video in the series, which was published last week, focused on how the Internet as we know it wouldn\u2019t exist without Linux. And that\u2019s very much true. The vast majority of the websites you use today \u2013 from Facebook to Wikipedia (with the exception of those owned by Microsoft such as Bing and Live.com) -- \u00a0runs on Linux. And with Microsoft's increasing usage of Linux, it may be a matter of time before those sites are migrated to Linux as well.