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StarOffice, Linux Fly High on Singapore Airlines

May 30, 2007, 16:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

[ Thanks to editingwhiz for this link. ]

"Singapore Airlines is offering access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office productivity suite free of charge to passengers on its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. StarOffice, Sun's proprietary version of OpenOffice.org, runs on the aircraft's Linux server and is accessed via a seat-back terminal at each passenger's seat, according to Sun.

"Thanks to new USB ports embedded in the armrest of each chair (near the headphone jack), passengers now can use a USB key (aka thumb drive)--or other portable drive--to access their documents, spreadsheets, and presentation files from software running on the plane's Linux server..."

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