TechNewsWorld: Open Ticket for Continental
Apr 20, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"Continental Airlines encountered a bit of turbulence last year
when it decided to shift the ticket-reissue application it had
built for Unix-based servers to a full open-source software stack
with a 64-bit database server.
"There were no 64-bit editions of some of the key drivers and
software products that the Houston-based airline needed for the
application. So developers had to trek to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s
service center to test and certify the drivers to run in 32-bit
native mode on the 64-bit HP Linux systems..."