StarOffice, Linux Fly High on Singapore Airlines
May 30, 2007, 16:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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..."