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Old 05-20-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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LXer: F-35 cockpit display system to run Linux apps?

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LynuxWorks says L-3 Display Systems chose its Linux-like LynxOS-178 real-time OS for the cockpit display system in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Key selection criteria included adherence to open standards, Linux compatibility, interoperability benefits of a POSIX API, and support for ARINC-653, according to the company

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I would consider this a significant milestone. If a system is stable enough to facilitate operations in a multi million dollar fight jet, then it should be able to work on a desktop. An aside, this just demonstrates the flexibility of this linux. I'd would cringe it the government tried to hack XP to pieces so that running mission critical software like the F-35.


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