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 V:Port2003-03-22 17:01
by Flemming Funch

On the Virgin Atlantic flight from L.A. to London they had a v:port in-flight entertainment system. Which is apparently something new, and a bit buggy. But what is cool is first of all that it runs Linux. I discovered that mostly when something went wrong and it had a segmentation fault and rebooted. But it is essentially a video-on-demand system. Around 50 movies to choose from, which you can start and stop and pause and rewind individually. And then games, and you can also send e-mail and SMS to the ground. It all sort of worked, except for that it would pause for long periods of time when other people were busy pushing buttons too.

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