Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Is Linux ready for Inflight Entertainment?

Yesterday I flew to Malaysia on a MAS 747. It is a 8+ hour flight, but the plane has the individual movie/game consoles in the back of the seat headrest to allow me to catch up on all the movies I normally would never get to see. The only problem was that every 40-50 minutes, my console crashed. Not with the "blue screen of death", but with a Tux image and a crash trace. A few minutes later it would re-boot and the movie would continue. As a geek I do find reading a crash trace entertaining but for non-geeks, maybe not the best introduction to OSS.


AlanG said...

I hope you didn't yell out, "crash!".

t3rmin4t0r said...

rebooting inflight-display.