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Old 10-07-2002, 08:12 PM   #1
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NASA runs on linux!!! :D


well... their weather tracking systems any way, I don't know about everything else. I was watching NASA TV today before the shuttle launch, and they were showing the weather and radar pictures. Because it wasn't in full screen, and the guy controling it was moving windows around, you could see the Gnome desktop, taskbar, and system monitor behind it.

Actually, it's not much of a surprise. Would you trust how many billions of dollars of equipment and several lives in space to the power (or lack there of) of microsoft or macOS? A no brainer for me...
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:16 PM   #2
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Much and all as I think it'd be great if NASA did use Linux, just having Gnome running doesn't mean that it's Linux. Gnome will run on most *nix systems not just Linux.
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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If you are really curious you might want to check out this http://flightlinux.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Tux is already exploring outer space!!!
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:43 PM   #4
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I take it back, shot_baker. It seems that NASA are getting involved in the revolution after all! Sorry if I sounded a bit harsh, but my argument still stands that just running Gnome doesn't mean that Linux is running underneath. Go NASA!
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:50 PM   #5
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No doubt about it, gnome is as solid on linux as it is on a solaris system. I'd flip when I see Gnome for Win32, is it there yet? I'll do a quick search now.
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:52 PM   #6
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And it seems we are there too!!!
 
Old 10-07-2002, 08:55 PM   #7
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Gnome on Cygwin (Win32)?
 
Old 10-07-2002, 10:07 PM   #8
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yeah, thats right about gnome running on other operating systems. a premature assumption on my part. sorry.

that is cool, though how they are using it up there. First penguin in space by my book of records
 
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Gnome on Cygwin (Win32)?
Sorry I forgot the link http://www.gtlinc.com/gnome-desktop.html

Last edited by neo77777; 10-07-2002 at 11:55 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2002, 11:58 PM   #10
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And now I'd say "Oooooooops"
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Linux GNOME Desktop for Windows

GTL is no longer distributing the binaries for the Linux GNOME Desktop for Windows. The Free Software Foundation determined that distributing the binaries would be violating the GNU Public License. In respect of their intellectual propery rights, we are no longer distributing the Linux Gnome Desktop for Windows.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 09:33 AM   #11
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BTW: Nasa also uses(or used) openBSD.
 
  


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