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so, just what do airports run on...?

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so, just what do airports run on...?

Post by macfadyan » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:11 pm

http://appmarks.blogspot.com/2007/09/amusing-photo.html


a) this will make Purcell-face smuggier then usual...

b) Mildley Perturbing if you like to fly...
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Post by lordsummerisle » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:08 am

I see that regularly on the telescreens at the Pru. Having said that, the Reading Bus telescreens run Linux and I'm told they're no more reliable.

However, the mainframe has only crashed once in the 13 years I've been there :D
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Post by Adam J Purcell » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:54 am

lordsummerisle wrote:Reading Bus telescreens run Linux and I'm told they're no more reliable.
I blame Microsoft saboteurs! I've seen a few blue screens of death at various kiosks/info displays but never yet a Linux crash. That may well say more about the number of machines running Windows than anything else, though. In the case of the photo example above - that looks more like an application failure than an OS problem. Maybe we can't blame Windows this time! Maybe..! Actually, looking more closely, is that Windows box running Telnet?! Madness! That may well be a piece of MS, then!
lordsummerisle wrote:However, the mainframe has only crashed once in the 13 years I've been there :D
Probably not practical to put a mainframe in every bus, though! It must take a fairly rugged piece of kit to survive being bolted into a bus and driven around for hours on end every day. Most other kiosk apps should be in easier environments, however!

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