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Old 07-20-2011
Originally Posted by Perderabo
No Linux or Unix on board any of our spacecraft.
Is that industry practice, or just the setup for your particular firm?
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Old 07-21-2011
Originally Posted by figaro
Is that industry practice, or just the setup for your particular firm?
I don't know, but I'll guess. Smilie

I would be surprised to find Linux/Unix actually controlling a spacecraft. I would also be surprised if some Linux systems are not in use aboard the ISS. I watch the NASA channel and I've seen the astronauts floating around with notebooks (the computer kind). I did not see an Apple logo so they must be either Linux or Windows.

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