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Submission + - Virgin America Red System Inflight Entertainment

fzshei writes: Well, the cat's out of the bag. Virgin America's "RED System" has begun to be written about, blogged, and podcasted by enthusiasts excited by the prospect of the startup carrier with a truly unique & innovative product taking flight later this year. Due to a holdup with the Department of Transportation (DOT) certification process related to political / foreign control issues, VA has been waiting for its wings for over a year since it petitioned the DOT for approval. Vurgin's linux-based custom developed RED System has been raved about on sites ranging from Engaget's Mega tour ( http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/10/mega-hands-on-v irgin-americas-airbus-a320-with-red-in-flight-e/ ) to Gizmodo's blog about DOOM running on VA's Linux environment http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/virgin-americas -airplanes-play-doom-233695.php Virgin America's own letvafly.com site has a bunch of details on the product offering, as does a video tour with Virgin's Charles Ogilvie ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=609i-OhFhoQ ) that is floating around YouTube. Virgin America's plight to get its wings has sent many interested to its site in the past couple of weeks. Comments from VA's challengers (legacy carriers like Continental, Delta, and others) are due back later this week. This week's February 8th Episode #84 of Diggnation also features details about Virgin America's plight ( http://revision3.com/diggnation/2007-02-08 )

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