[PLUG] Kingfisher - linux

"?????? (Aditya)" laghatea at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 19:42:50 PST 2007


Shantanoo Mahajan wrote:
> On 19-Dec-07, at 10:17 PM, Sarang Lakare wrote:
> 
>> This is interesting: I recently boarded a kingfisher flight and their
>> onboard entertainment system was rebooting. Guess what, its based on
>> linux! The bad thing was the bootup time was really lengthy ;-). It
>> had kernel 2.6.22 I think.
> 
> Just wondering what was the hardware they were using :)
> Maybe it linux was the best for given task on that hardware.

All commercial airline softwares have to confirm to a standard
 - DO 178B & from my previous knowledge only LynxWorks have their
software stack based on linux certified. http://www.lynuxworks.com/

And I am sure, the airline industry never had faith on Windoze!!

Cheers
Aditya



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