Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: NASA ISS moving to Linux

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    Greetings,
    Interesting! Most of the reasons given for the switch are the same reasons that I had. Small world! Great solution!
    rrnbtter
    Life is good! Live it to the Ubuntu-ist!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hoosier State
    Beans
    129
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    140 laptops eh? Holy cow that seems like a lot. Awesome though. Speaking of which, I thought at one point in the repos we had a app that could track ISS. For the life of me, I can't remember it's name.
    Dihydrogen Monoxide has killed more people this year due to overdose than murder, yet we do nothing about it..

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    6,542
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Koori23 View Post
    140 laptops eh? Holy cow that seems like a lot. Awesome though. Speaking of which, I thought at one point in the repos we had a app that could track ISS. For the life of me, I can't remember it's name.
    I'm guessing they use laptops for any PC they need, as they're more compact, and have lower power requirements (thus giving off less heat). The ISS only has a finite amount of electricity available, and getting rid of waste heat from equipment must be a bit of a nightmare in space.

    You don't need an app to track the ISS, you can get NASA to send you alerts with spotting information: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Austin, Texas, USA
    Beans
    399

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Koori23 View Post
    140 laptops eh? Holy cow that seems like a lot. Awesome though. Speaking of which, I thought at one point in the repos we had a app that could track ISS. For the life of me, I can't remember it's name.
    Perhaps you were thinking of PREDICT.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    West Hills CA
    Beans
    8,371
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    HAL: "I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you in. I'm updating."

    Dave: "HAL, Let me in! I didn't specify any updates!"

    HAL: "I'm sorry Dave, according to Windows Genuine Advantage, your license does not appear to be valid."

    Dave: "HAL, Let me in! What are you talking about? These are official government computers. Override the update."

    HAL: "I can't do that Dave. It's not in my programs. I have to run virus updates now. Please stand by."

    Dave: "HAL, Let me in! I don't have time for this nonsense."

    HAL: "I'm sorry Dave. I don't understand the term nonsense. Please explain."

    Dave: "I, I, I can't breathe . . ."

    --------------------------

    Dave: "sudo airlock open"

    HAL: "password"

    Dave: "I can't remember."

    HAL: "Sorry, Try again."

    Dave: "HAL, Let me in!"

    HAL: "I'm sorry Dave, 3 incorrect password attempts."
    Last edited by tgalati4; May 12th, 2013 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Clarified HAL reference.
    -------------------------------------
    Oooh Shiny: PopularPages

    Unumquodque potest reparantur. Patientia sit virtus.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,143
    Distro
    Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    @tgalati4
    lol
    i read HAL as Hardware Abstraction Layer the 1st time there

    reboot
    Hold Shift
    recovery mode
    drop to console
    airlock pressurize
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Cinnamon land
    Beans
    359
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    Debian, the Universal operating system. Literally
    Ubuntu Manual - Good Tutorials
    Webupd8 - Cinnamon! - Synapse
    Some just want to watch the world LEARN


  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Beans
    6,003

    Re: Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

    Watch in HD



    Try and see how many laptops you can spot, every time I watch the video I see another one I missed before

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: NASA ISS moving to Linux

    Thread Merged
    Ubuntu Forums Moderation Staff
    So don't be ashamed to wear your crown, you're a king you're a queen inside and out

  10. #20
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Beans
    1

    Re: NASA ISS moving to Linux

    lol

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •