Linux-based airline seat-back entertainment system is a winner

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| This Red Hat-based system also is installed on Qantas Airways and on Boeing
| 777s operated by Delta and Continental. eX2, the newest version of
| Panasonic's in-flight entertainment systems, offers not the canned radio
| stations of yesteryear, but rather audio and video on demand, games, and even
| online books, depending on the carrier.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/119544


Related:

Singapore Airlines puts a PC in every seat

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| The whole system runs on Red Hat's distribution of the Linux operating
| system.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...973581&rid=-50


StarOffice, Linux fly high on Singapore Airlines

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| Singapore Airlines is offering access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office
| productivity suite free of charge to passengers on its new Boeing
| 777-300ER aircraft. StarOffice, Sun's proprietary version of
| OpenOffice.org, runs on the aircraft's Linux server and is accessed
| via a seat-back terminal at each passenger's seat, according to Sun.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2964256534.html


Airborne Linux Hackers Unite!

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| Virgin America calls their new in-flight entertainment system “Red,” but it
| is really a gigantic sociological experiment in airborne distributed
| computing. *
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/0...hackers-unite/


Virgin America

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| The IFE runs Linux, boots over the network and has a full qwerty
| keyboard.
|
| [...]
|
| Finally, the IFE has Doom on it, I don't know if it is multiplayer
| or not. There is a competition going where you can submit your
| Open Source games for evaluation if they can run on the aircraft,
| a new target for game makers.
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http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/20...n_america.html