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    Song Airlines rules!

    I took a flight on Song Airlines the other day with my wife. The plane was equipped with an entertainment system installed on the back of the seat in front of you. When we got on the plane, the system wasn't on yet. As I was settling in, my wife just said: "Look, that's your Linux guy!" (referring to Tux on the screen). Sure enough I was looking at the familiar Linux boot process with Tux on the upper left corner. So Song Airlines' in-flight entertainment system runs on Linux. Needless to say it was working perfectly and never BSOD-d. I will pick Song whenever I can.

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    Re:Song Airlines rules!

    Most in flight entertainment systems are running Linux AFAIK

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    same with JAL

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    That's pretty cool.

    On a similar note, I stopped at a gas station on my way home, to get some hot dog buns. While I was on the line, I looked up at a tv they had behind the counter. It seemed to be part of a DVR system, and it was stuck on a Grub menu screen! (Apparently the person who set it up did not put a time-out on the menu.) Couldn't notice a distribution, as the menu entries just said DVR and DVR-Something.
    Kinda reminded me of the ATM's with the bluescreens.

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    Re:Song Airlines rules!

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=13;threadid=10499;start=0#msg94445 date=1118167555]
    same with JAL
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    Really?

    I never noticed since I never saw them boot up or crash. So ...

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    Re:Song Airlines rules!

    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=13;threadid=10499;start=0#msg94497 date=1118456465]
    [quote author=pbharris link=board=13;threadid=10499;start=0#msg94445 date=1118167555]
    same with JAL
    [/quote]
    Really?

    I never noticed since I never saw them boot up or crash. So ...
    [/quote]

    i had to go to Singapore a month or so ago and they flew me on JAL - one of the units was rebooting after we landed and was linux - kernel 2.4 something - i have no idea what distro - it looked like debian boot screen.

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