Linux, Java entertain in flight

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| Aonix says its embedded Java stack was selected for a Linux-based in-flight
| entertainment system for corporate jets. Expected to ship in "tens of
| thousands" of planes starting in 2009, the system is based on a port of the
| PERC Ultra JVM to ARM's new EABI (embedded application binary interface).
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5396911719.html


Related:

Virgin Flier

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| The biggest issue I found was that they haven’t figured out how to merge all
| of the applications together. For example, the video games are just standard
| Linux games (including the Linux port of Doom) so they don’t implement input
| hooks for the fancy Red controls.
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http://seanbyrnes.com/blog/?p=320


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


Text-Based YouTube Video Player for Linux

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| “This is a concept video depicting how users can surf and even watch
| videos from youtube without the use of a Graphical User Interface.
| The operating System is linux fedora 6, I used the lynx text based
| browser to search for a video on youtube,
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http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/06/28/...yer-for-linux/


YouTube on the TV with the OSD

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| Neuros is certainly not the only ones bringing net video to the TV, but we
| are probably the only CE company doing it with open source. Nowhere is the
| intersection between free software and free speech more obvious. If the
| connection between the internet and the TV falls into the hands of a
| proprietary vendor's closed solution, then the hard won free speech victory
| of he internet will fall far short of its ultimate potential. * *
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http://open.neurostechnology.com/node/905


Demo features POSIX-compliant separation kernel, Linux

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| LynuxWorks says its simulated aircraft demo for EAC shows a pair
| of applications running on a Linux guest OS, alongside a secure
| application running on top of LynxSecure. The demo will show that
| failure of the guest Linux OS does not impair operation of the
| LynxSecure application, the company says.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3915085266.html


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| "Open source video games (and a future invitation for savvy linux game
| developers to participate in Red)"
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http://www.letvafly.com/VADIFE.php


http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=17308794&size=l


Linux headed into Boeing anti-sub aircraft

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| Boeing has awarded Wind River Systems a contract to embed its version
| of Linux into a new military aircraft, the company plans to announce
| Monday along with a new batch of products built around the
| open-source operating system.
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http://news.com.com/2100-7344_3-6100...0043&subj=news


Over 30s VAX, Linux breeds Boeing's new jets

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| Hawker de Havilland, the local arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing,
| will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favour of its new Linux-based
| environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation
| 787 jets.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...68;fp;2;fpid;1


Mega hands-on: Virgin America's Airbus A320 with Red in-flight entertainment

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| They definitely weren't kidding when they said it's got it all:
| movies on demand, pervasive music playlists, in-seat messaging
| with a QWERTY controller, touchscreen Linux consoles with
| games, the works.
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http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/10/m...d-in-flight-e/


http://www.engadget.com/photos/mega-...entertainment/


A geek's dream plane

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| Every seat has a 9in LCD screen in the seatback in front of you that runs
| on embedded linux
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http://johncacka.com/a-geeks-dream-plane/


Delta Airlines runs Red Hat

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| Anyway, given how hard it is to get success stories/press releases/etc.
| out of enterprises, I figured I'd announce this one for Delta. Delta
| runs Linux.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/openreso..._airlines.html


Want YOUR game featured on Virgin America's In-Flight Entertainment
System?

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| Red is an embedded system and we would like to invite members from the
| linux community to think about open source apps that might add to
| our offering.
|
| [...]
|
| Areas to Consider Before Expressing Interest
| 1. In the spirit of open source, the license needs to be LGPL /
| * *GPL
| 2. Platform ? Redhat Linux 7.3
| 3. Runs under TinyX (xfbdev)
| 4. Max Screen size 1024x600 (Preferably configurable using the
| * *Geometry Setting)
|
| [...]
|
| For single-player games
| 1. Binary size (including dependencies like audio files, images,
| * *libraries) - less than 10MB expanded
|
| For multi-player network games
| 1. Binary size (including dependencies like audio files, images,
| * *libraries) for client - less than 10 MB expanded
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http://www.letvafly.com/mt/2007/02/w...ed_on_vir.html