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Is your plane running Windows?

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Upon arrival at Sydney airport on the way to Networkers last week, I saw something quite funny. So funny, I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps.

windows airport 3

It seems that Sydney Airport IT is prepared to bet on Windows for its indicator boards. That’s all well and good – except when Windows Media Player wants attention. It was complaining about how it was having a bad day and would therefore make the rest of the system suffer. If that wasn’t bad enough, the indicator boards are in fact terminals displaying the information from a central server. There were Windows Media heart attack signals all over the domestic airport. It was like that for all the time I was there, so at least an hour.

Will Qantas take note? Are any planes running Windows? Will they literally crash?

Here is some more evidence…

windows airport 2

windows airport 1

Rodney

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