Re: [Flightgear-devel] Linux in real-world aviation (was: FG and VATSIM)

2007-09-17 Thread Robin
Curtis Olson wrote: 3. I'll just toss in this unrelated item ... a week ago I got to fly on a NWA A330. This aircraft had individual movie/music/game/map displays for each seat. I managed to hang/lock mine up ... apparently because the map wasn't working on this flight for some reason.

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Linux in real-world aviation (was: FG and VATSIM)

2007-09-17 Thread Curtis Olson
On 9/17/07, Robin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Linux isn't FAA certified so it's not used for mission-critical systems but in-flight entertainment systems would be very useful on Linux. Yup and if they are running it on a couple hundred seats, individually, there would be no need to pay the

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Linux in real-world aviation

2007-09-17 Thread Robin
Ralf Gerlich wrote: I don't know whether this should be termed a good thing. Or why should Linux-advocates be proud of their operating system being seen rebooting on two independent instances? ;-) Cheers, Ralf They would be more concerned about what was happening BEFORE the reboot. The

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Linux in real-world aviation

2007-09-17 Thread Curtis Olson
On 9/17/07, Robin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ralf Gerlich wrote: I don't know whether this should be termed a good thing. Or why should Linux-advocates be proud of their operating system being seen rebooting on two independent instances? ;-) They would be more concerned about what was

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Linux in real-world aviation (was: FG and VATSIM)

2007-09-17 Thread Durk Talsma
On Monday 17 September 2007 18:41, Curtis Olson wrote: My best guess is a debian derivative, probably stripped down for this specific application. I saw the debian penguin come up at the head of the console boot messages ... only one penguin so it looks like a single processor. I don't know