News Qatar Airways Boeing 787 In-Flight Entertainment Powered By Android, Comes With 382GB RAM, 69TB SSD

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  1. SumitB

    SumitB RAID Staff Staff Member

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  2. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    This is nice to hear !!
    But its a matter of time, when all of these will be shifting to Windows 8 !!
     
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    yea.. noo.. not likely..
     
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    Yes !! very likely !! let the RT version of Windows 8 come !!
     
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    If they picked Android it must have been after 100s of hours of testing .. I don't think they will be so eager to jump on a new OS which has just come to the market.. not even in few years time.
     
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    Don't you worry.. if they go back to Windows 8 that will after 100000000000 hours of trust ;)
     
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    So that'll be another decade.. besides Win 8 has no edge over Android in such minor playback/interactive operations that will be required of the IFE system.

    JD666 can surely tell us more.
     
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    You just wait and watch !!! we both are here to look at things !! ;)
     
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    Gut feelings..
     
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    Eat a lot of chillies.. your gut is failing you ;)
     
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    It has rarely let me down ..
     
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    LOLz.. nor has my gut let me down ever.. and I am speaking from a vastly bigger time frame than you ;)
     
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    Okay.. ok.. Enuf OT
     
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    Once you go linux, you never go back.
    Besides, it's a airplane most likely rtUnix driven system, there is no way they will ever compromise on that.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 13, 2012 ---
    http://www.ghs.com/news/20050706_honeywell.html
     
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    MOZ.. and rpm and initpidzero.. the LINK parsiong is again gone !!
    check init's reply above !!
     
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    Our webpage link is not parsed because of the directory password and blocking of guest accounts, as for the link posted by @inipidzero, I can't afthom what is wrong.

    Can we try posting some more links in the test thread.
     
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    Android surely looks like to be the future here ( Wink wink ) and not windows.

    Aircraft IFE systems have run on Linux ever since I can understand, and some of the interface only was windows based ( But that was purely to run a GUI ). Now the same in done thru Linux.

    Android offers a win win situation, since it can be scaled down or made as light as possible, running only the desired features ( Games, information, music, streaming video ), requiring lesser processing power, thereby reducing the size/weight/power consumption of the units on the aircraft ( which is win win for the customer ).

    More over additional features simply require a software upgrade, which is pretty easy in linux/android, and can be made customized to the customer's demands.

    So no, Android is surely the current future ( ~ 2015 atleast ), but looking at past trends, I wont be shooting off if I said its going to stick around till 2020.

    Other companies are preparing their own custom OS/GUI etc, which can be interesting to look out for, however they require a dedicated team of developers for the same. With Android, practically anyone with Android software experience can be hired, diversifying options for the company.
     
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    I dont want no damn BSODing software on any part of tube flying me at 700kmph .. :D
     

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