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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..."

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