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Debian In Space!

Postby kg » 07 May 2013, 17:03


I found the following article very interesting. What do you all think?

NASA's PCs In Space Now Run Debian Linux
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Re: Debian In Space!

Postby Yogi » 07 May 2013, 22:57

I'm not surprised to see this story coming out of EFY TImes. I spent about half an hour looking through their articles and saw nothing constructive about Windows or anything from their portal out of Redmond. If their editorial leanings are not anti-Microsoft, they are grossly underreporting Microsoft's contributions to Electronics For Everyone.

As far as Linux on PC's on the ISS goes, apparently they finally got around to using the right software for the right job. I think that brings NASA's software inventory right up to the late 20th century now. I'm glad to see the upgrade. Meanwhile back on earth, Windows rules. :lol:
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Re: Debian In Space!

Postby Kellemora » 08 May 2013, 08:40

iOS, iPad, Android, Google, Barnes and Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle.
Tablets are the mainstream, must have devices in today's market.
Late comer Windows 8 and RT are gleaning the few crumbs that fall from the tablet market.

Heck, even Consumer Reports is giving Android 4 their Top Billing.
Listed in order as per Consumer Reports for the best deal for the money.
Asus Transformer Pad, followed by Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Asus Vivo.
All of these are Linux based Tablets.

Near the end of their best buy report, Consumer Reports merely mentions Windows as a possible new option in tablets.

I'm glad to see Asus leading the pack and listed TWICE in the top four choices.
All of my Mobo's are Asus/AMD.

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Re: Debian In Space!

Postby Yogi » 09 May 2013, 21:56

Windows 8.1 will be released soon. It's rumored that the missing Start button will return and that the default screen will be the desktop instead of that goofy touchpad metro screen. The announcement out of Microsoft said they are listening seriously to customer feedback. I wonder if Microsoft's customers know something those tablet and smart phone people don't know.
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