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Kylix for In-Flight Entertainment Systems?
2004-08-03 11:36:26 PM
When I was flying back from South Africa recently I noticed that the
South African Airways' Airbus A340-600 was equipped with in-flight
personal entertainment systems that were running Linux (the penguin was
prominently displayed even on the main monitors that everyone could see
and when you switched the video to channel 1). They have around +/- 350
seats so that would mean 350 copies of Linux running (although they may
have been sharing one 486 CPU between two "terminals" by the looks of
things - I read some of the console messages to see that they were using
a 486 CPU). This is a perfect example of where Linux makes sense over
I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about these systems? I
wonder if they're using Kylix to develop on them.... :-) My guess is
that they probably aren't but it would be interesting to have some more
info. on this.