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Tinstaafl
15th Oct 2011, 22:16
...I got one yesterday morning after engine start when I switched on the avionics. Turns out the MFD uses Windows NT 5.0! Explains why it normally seems so slow to update the screen.

Wish I'd thought to take a photo.

Cacophonix
15th Oct 2011, 22:22
Only fly aircraft that use a basic Berkeley kernel (mongst others)... :ok:

Better still buy a beer for the guys who wrote the re-entrant system that guides your craft down to a perfect Cat 1 landing.

Windows, good for PPRuNing but safety critical. Nein danke!

Caco

11Fan
15th Oct 2011, 22:24
Had one come up on one of our Predator UAV's yesterday.

Fortunately, there was a one keystroke option to continue the mission and then just did a reboot on the RON.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/BSOD.gif

BOAC
15th Oct 2011, 22:27
Good job you didn't ask for advice on the computer forum.:) Some helpful **** would have probably told you to reformat the hard drive and install Linux.or fly a Mac.

I take it you have seen the 'Windows' cockpit cartoon?

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/skydancer30/YourTrialPeriodIsOver.jpg

mixture
15th Oct 2011, 22:51
Some helpful **** would have probably told you to reformat the hard drive and install Linux.or fly a Mac.

Nah, given the current trend over there, someone would have told you it should be Android or nothing. :cool:

Tinstaafl
16th Oct 2011, 00:15
Android is a Linux variant. Anyway we already have Linux installed on all our, and my in-laws', computers & routers. Our phones have been Linux operated for over 6 years. So there I was thinking I'd made a clean escape from Microsoft's stranglehold!

SASless
16th Oct 2011, 02:05
I use mine to determine whether to file IFR....when the Sky matches the Blue Screen then it is good IFR weather!:E