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    What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    Read & digg: http://digg.com/linux_unix/What_if_t..._Windows_Vista

    I hope this spawns a whole lot of amusing comics

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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    As Kurz said "The Horror, The Horror"

    I'm assuming he was referring to the popups "You are dying in the jungle, Cancel or Allow?"

    I tried, but I'm no artist.

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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    Following the Mars Phoenix on twitter, it has 128MB RAM.
    Couldn't run Vista, barely XP.
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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    "Xbuntu: The first OS Aliens will encounter."

    I don't see it happening, I suppose they have their own OS.

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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    Most likely, they'd need it to be as efficient as possible with their specific parameters. Still, one will claim Linux as that

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    Smile Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    The bootup would start at launch time and finish just about in time to crash on the surface.
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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    Quote Originally Posted by NxZDr View Post
    "Xbuntu: The first OS Aliens will encounter."

    I don't see it happening, I suppose they have their own OS.
    Using an RAD6000 space computer, OS is Vx-Works written in C, not open source.

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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    I bet it runs some form of embedded OS.
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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    It runs Linux? That is cool.

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    Re: What if the Mars Lander ran Windows Vista?

    Nah, it runs Vx Works.
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