HP Special Effects House Uses LinuxTech
According to an article due out in Forbes Magazine's November issue titled "Holding Up Hollywood; Special-effects makers love the 'free' Linux operating system", special effects for the Harry Potter movies are created using the Open Source OS:
Most of Hollywood's big special-effects and animation companies now use Linux. DreamWorks, maker of Shrek and Sinbad, boasts on its Web site of its "groundbreaking adoption of Linux." Digital Domain, which worked on Titanic and Apollo 13, runs Linux on about 1,000 processors. Lucas Digital runs Linux on nearly 1,500 boxes to create effects for the Star Wars epics and Harry Potter movies.