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


  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

    • 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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