linux on a Boeing 777

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    Here's the inflight entertainment screen on my flight on Malaysia Airlines. Looks like the flight information program crashed. Cannot boot.

    1. Captain Chaos 120 months ago | reply

      Ouch. It really pains me to see that, being a Linux afficionado...

    2. fuzheado 119 months ago | reply

      Could have been due to bad disk sector.. yeah that's it. :)

    3. jpchan 117 months ago | reply

      Anything involving computer errors, "crashes," and planes is terrifying, IMHO.

    4. fuzheado 117 months ago | reply

      To be honest, I was a little nervous on takeoff...

    5. TheCX 114 months ago | reply

      It's cool to know that some airlines are using Linux for their in-flight entertainment. But it is unnerving to see a crash screen there.

    6. simosx 92 months ago | reply

      The flight entertainment system is separate from the airplane main computer. Therefore there is not much to worry.

      In these shots it is good to read what are the last few lines on the screen. Most probably the flight entertainment server has a different power-on switch from the individual computers on each seat. I would suspect the server was off while the individual computers were switched on.

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