In-flight entertainment running on Windows

In-flight entertainment reboot

Recently when I was flying back to Europe from South Africa with Lufthansa on Airbus A340-600 the In-flight entertainment crashed just before takeoff. They had to restart the entire system. I could see the entire reload of the system including the initial download with 115K baud XModem protocol download.

Yikes! I hope that only non-vital systems are running Windows for an airliner. 🙂