Singapore Airlines offering in-flight spreadsheets!

May 29, 2007

StarOffice, Linux fly high on Singapore Airlines

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.

I’m not sure that I would ever run into that right combination of no laptop and urgent need to edit documents, but that’s pretty neat nonetheless.

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