[SATLUG] NASA Switches ISS from Windows to Linux

rabie at rabie.net rabie at rabie.net
Mon May 13 10:25:34 CDT 2013


 

Thanks Don, 

I read that last week, it is a good move, I believe
they need now some to expand their IT department to support Debian :)


On 2013-05-13 08:50, Don Wright wrote: 

> Keith Chuvala of United
Space Alliance, the manager of Space Operations
> Computing (SpOC) for
NASA, announced last week that the agency will
> switch to Debian on the
International Space Station's laptops. "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."
> 
>
http://www.zdnet.com/to-the-space-station-and-beyond-with-linux-7000014958/
[1]
> 
>
https://training.linuxfoundation.org/why-our-linux-training/training-reviews/linux-foundation-training-prepares-the-international-space-station-for-linux-migration
[2]
> 
> [Looks like NASA finally learned the third 'R'. --Don]
> 
> --

> "Reboot, Reinstall, Replace"; 
> The three-R's of Microsoft Computer
Literacy.

 

Links:
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[1]
http://www.zdnet.com/to-the-space-station-and-beyond-with-linux-7000014958/
[2]
https://training.linuxfoundation.org/why-our-linux-training/training-reviews/linux-foundation-training-prepares-the-international-space-station-for-linux-migration


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