Linux in B777

During my flight back to the Philippines after more than half-a-decade of being away, I was amuzed to see that the entertainment system of the Boeing 777 airplane got a Linux operating system.

How was I able to learna bout it?

The flight crew have rebooted the entertainment system and I was able to see the Penguin Linux logo on the screen. I was not able to see which distro due to the poor text resolution of the seat entertainment screen, nevertheless, I was a Linux OS.

All I was expecting a more popular OS on the plane but having a Linux on such a prestigous airplane just mean one thing, Linux got the "IT".

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About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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