At Changi T3


Finally I get to go through T3 on an SQ flight. Impressive place. Had to check out the SilverKris lounge. Nice digs. Good new computers as well – but not running Fedora. So, solution, reboot the machine, boot from a thumbdrive (I have F8 installed on one) and viola, it is now running Fedora. Had to get the X reset, but otherwise, it was just fine. Will post the photos of me at the NC Powermate P Series machine soon. Sweet.

cat /proc/cpuinfo: (there is a processor 1 as well whose output I have deleted)
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 72
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 800.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy ts fid vid ttp tm stc
bogomips : 1597.07
clflush size : 64

Here are the photos:

Running Fedora at the SilverKris Lounge at Changi Terminal 3

2 thoughts on “At Changi T3

  1. Good one
    What, you didn’t grab the opportunity to permanently replace the (presumably monopoly) OS with F8?
    Given a suitable KDE theme and maybe an “Internet Exploder” desktop icon symlinked to Firefox, it would’ve been fun to see how long it took anyone to realise what happened… haha

    1. Re: Good one
      No, one does not do that. It is unethical and rude. I have a choice to run my favoured OS, not impose it on someone else. I don’t see why *anyone* would need to run a dual core 64-bit machine at a lounge environment and run a proprietary OS. What they *should* do is to make it into a kiosk mode, offer a chose of OSes to run and so be it. It has enough juice to make things happen.
      So, my ideal setup would be:
      a) Base OS – RHEL5 running a Xen kernel
      b) Have a few guest OSes on it. RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Windows XP.
      c) All the guest OSes share a common storage for apps: oepnoffice, firefox, pidgin etc (heck even for the XP guest)
      Perhaps I should propose this to Singapore Airlines – they run Linux in their aircraft anyway.

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