You just want to know that your car will start, your movie will play in synch with the sound, your hotel room is ready and your flight or train will arrive on time. That's perfectly understandable, but here's the thing.
One of the main reasons that all of those things happen, allowing you to go about your daily lives without a care in the world, is… Linux. Yes, Linux, that arcane computer operating system so beloved of beardy, bespectacled types. Let's examine my assertion in greater detail, starting with Singapore Airlines and something called KrisWorld. KrisWorld is not, as you may think, any relation to Wayne's World though it is all about entertainment. KrisWorld is the in-flight entertainment system used by Singapore Airlines, offering video and audio on-demand for all passengers, whether in cattle class or master of the universe class.