Airbus A380... on Windows?

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  1. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    Here is a cockpit photo of a pre-production Airbus A380 i just found... notice the creepy part? :eek:

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0957790/M/

    Lets all hope it doesn't control any critical flight systems.

    Welcome to the era of CyberTerrorism!



    *EDIT: Somehow directly linking the image didn't work so i've provided the link.
     
  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    It most likely isn't Windows, likely some type of linux. :)
     
  3. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a built in EFB (electronic flight bag); charts and approach plates and whatnot.
     
  4. Coheebuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like Windows 2000 to me.

    Or the occasional Solitaire. ;)
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We will be making an emergency landing, our cockpit computer was infected with a viru....OH SH*T! A BLUE SCREEN! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!"
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It doesn't look like windows to me, but it could be running an embedded windows system, which reminds me of this summer when I was on a bus that had screens that kept on getting the BSOD, restarting and then getting it again.
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing its a custom built version of linux, but imagine what would happen if it was Windows...

    All a terrorist would have to do is get the plane's computer to s sketchy porn site and poof...there goes the OS. That is if it dosen't BSOD on its own... :D
     
  8. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    It would give a whole new meaning to Blue Screen of Death.

    It would also explain the slipping ship dates... They are waiting for XP to be finalized
     

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