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Boeing software
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:48:02 am »
We recently went on a cruise round the Med. On the way out we were on a Boeing 737 and sat in the first few rows. Near to the cockpit door were two screens, I noticed the chief steward using the bottom one, a touch screen to alter the lights and bring the tv screens up or down etc.

The upper screen was mostly blank but on a couple of occasions it burst into life after the bottom one had been used. Rows and rows of white text scrolling up a black background and there in the top left hand corner was Tux the penguin! :)

I wonder why they didn't use Windows? :D >:(

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Re: Boeing software
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 02:21:41 pm »
I was rather hoping not hear '737' and 'Linux' in the same sentence.
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Re: Boeing software
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 05:30:59 am »
Not THAT 737 Mark. :D

Maybe they did use Windows on that one! ???

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Re: Boeing software
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 11:02:54 am »
I was rather hoping not hear '737' and 'Linux' in the same sentence.

I've been holding my 'tongue', but since you've mentioned it...

I have to fly quite a bit, and I've been in a lot of planes over the years, starting with a Douglas DC-3 @ 6 days old. LoL

Of all the planes I've flown in, the Boeing 737s (all variants) are my least favorite. I alternately refer to them as 'Cattle-cars' and 'Flying Volkswagens'.

For what it's worth, my current favorites are Bombardier C-Series, and Airbus (any model - the bigger, the better).

My all-time favorite is the Lockheed Super G Constellation, but 'Connies' are collector's items now.

I flew across the country many, many times in these planes:

https://youtu.be/UV7-73LmOm0


https://youtu.be/N4SfahxM8Z4

So anyway, no, I don't like reading '737' and 'Linux' in the same sentence either.

I was thinking it, and you said it...  ;)
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Re: Boeing software
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 12:10:23 pm »
I'm waiting for an old de Havilland Comet engineer to turn up with a smug grin.
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