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Linux is nothing new in NASA or the DoD.
Nor are shrinking budgets.
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The article is pretty light on specifics, it just mentions that some computers were migrated to Linux. I read another article just a couple of days ago that says the actual astronaut's laptops are Thinkpads running Win XP.
I think it goes to show that for mission critical computers Windows is not up to the job.
I certainly would not do internet banking using Windows.
The only time I've had trouble with Windows professionally is with desktop Windows running on laptops that my technicians use to plug into and talk to said embedded systems. These are indeed rather poor, but they do get brutally abused.
Nasa ISS eh?
The source of the article is Linux.org so I don't think we're going to get a balanced explanation of why one was better than the other. Good that they've gone Linux though.
Last edited by mr john; April 1st, 2013 at 03:21 PM.
If this is not an April Fools Day, Linux will gain more popularity
Very Cool Article
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I especially liked this part. =D>"We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could," he said.