__/ [ Riddic ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 16:39 \__
> In January I had a rather lengthy flight with QATAR Airways.
> QATAR, being a 5-star airline (my only real gripe are the abysmal
> facilities at Doha Airport, their main hub), has a fleet of mostly
> Airbus jets most of which are in the process of getting an overhaul
> of their interiour ... seats, inflightflight entertainment system (IES),
> I was lucky and was sitting in a plane (A330, I believe) which had
> just undergone said upgrade. Upon leaving Doha for Singapore, the IES
> was powered up and I could see the oh-so familiar Linux startup-screen
> with the little Tux picture in the upper left corner (I don't think showing
> the startup-screen was intentional though).
> Long story short, it was the best IES I've seen so far (and I've seen a
> few). Apart from having 8 or so movies, some info programs and a load of
> games to chose from, if you switched programs, the movies weren't already
> running, but would start up individually. You can rewind, forward, pause
> (very nice for restroom breaks), basically anything you could do with a
> standard DVD-player.
> I hope this spreads to other airlines too.