15 March 2007

Linux on a Plane: What a Pain!

"Sometimes it’s all too easy to forget about the technology that makes things work, but in this case, it was very apparent that Linux was the OS of choice, and once again, I had another bad Linux experience, along with the rest of the plane. After all, I’ve seen Windows Mobile run better than this Linux setup, and as much as I hate to say it, this airline probably would have been better off using Windows instead of Linux.

You can go around in circles all day long while trying to point out problems with their infrastructure and setup that would lead to these performance problems, but from a user’s point of view, I was definitely not impressed with what I experienced from Linux in this case. Have any other air travelers ever had problems similar to this?"

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