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Re: Linux is flying high

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Sunday 29 April 2007 18:34 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Ian Hilliard
> <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:18:37 +0200
> <2eb26$4634d36e$544a537b$20860@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> I just flew into Zurich from Singapore on Singapore Airlines. Singapore
>> Airlines are using the new Boeing 777 on this run. These planes have a
>> very advanced in-flight entertainment system with wide-screen display.
>> The entertainment system provides over 100 film on-demand as well as
>> music, television, games, real-time news and the ability to produce and
>> edit documents, spreadsheets, etc... All in all it is a very pleasant
>> system to use.
>> Best of all, this new system runs a version of embedded linux from RedHat.
>> It is just a terrible pity that the only way to find this out is by doing
>> a forced reboot, something that most people don't do.
>> My guess is that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference from
>> Windows, except maybe that it is very stable and doesn't act as a conduit
>> for malware.
>> Ian
> Pedant Point: Linux mailservers are a perfectly good
> conduits; they just don't get infected. :-)  But there are
> market products to scrub one's Linux mail free of known
> (Microsoft Windows) viruses and worms.
> Of course, if all that's downstream are Linux email
> clients, this scrubbing isn't all that necessary.
> Thank you once again, Microsoft, for making email dangerous.

I have a bunch of links about Linux in that industry. Among them you will
find videos and photos of the system Ian is talking about, in case you are

Real-time Linux helps design military cargo plane

,----[ Quote ]
| Airbus reportedly tapped real-time Linux in designing its A400M
| military transport plane, set to ship this year. Concurrent said
| it supplied the German airplane manufacturer with real-time
| Linux-based systems used for hardware-in-loop (HIL) simulation
| test stands used to perfect the A400M's "high-lift control computers."


Demo features POSIX-compliant separation kernel, Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| 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. 


,----[ Quote ]
| "Open source video games (and a future invitation for savvy linux game
| developers to participate in Red)" 


An entire airplane booting GNU/Linux.


Linux headed into Boeing anti-sub aircraft

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.




A geek's dream plane

,----[ Quote ]
| Every seat has a 9in LCD screen in the seatback in front of you that runs 
| on embedded linux


Delta Airlines runs Red Hat

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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


                ~~ Best regards

Roy S. Schestowitz      | Linux: mint and self-contained 'out of the box'
http://Schestowitz.com  |  GNU is Not UNIX  |     PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
roy      pts/3                         Sun Apr 29 11:25   still logged in   
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