If Linux is dying out, then someone had better stop development on these
International Space Station:
Ground Operator Assistant System (GOAS) is being ported to Linux. This
system allows the ground crew to intervene in the control of the docking
maneuver in any situation imaginable.
RASCI also runs on Linux. Remote ATV Control at the ISS is installed on
an IBM ThinkPad. This little utility monitors the docking maneuver.
NASA has also developed their own distribution of Linux, called
FlightLinux, to be used on space stations and space craft.
The first Beowolf Cluster calculated the trajectory for a mission, and
out performed a Cray super computer. Not only did the Linux Beowolf
cluster come up with the same answer as the new Cray, it did so 12 hours
faster. What is interesting is the Linux Beowolf was created from
discarded 386 and 486 computers. When the techie went public with his
story, he was fired from NASA.
The Telco trouble analysis system developed and sold by Teradyne is built
The real-time replay, pause, and view-later storage system from America,
the Tivo, is based on Linux.
IBM is successfully porting and supporting Linux on their OS/390
Following in the steps of "Titanic", Dreamworks used a Linux graphics
rendering farm to create the film "Shrek".
Compaq, IBM, Dell, and HP offer Linux pre-loaded and supported as both
servers and workstations/laptops.
In September of 1997, the USS Yorktown was paralyzed "dead in the water"
after an attempt to replace Unix technologies with Microsoft Windows
technology failed desperately and completely. The Unix system was
On 2 Oct 2001, at 0:19, Ivan Kelly wrote:
> could anyone advise as to where in ireland has the best college courses
> which involve *nix programming?
> we got the cao form today and i was curious. i was at an engineerning
> roadshow a week ago and was talking to some people from NUIG.
> one guy was saying that linux was dying out . right snidy whore. probably
> from the electronic engineering department since they run an IIS server
> which has just been comprised by some brazillians. when will they learn.
>> anyways if anyone can give me some pointers on a good course to choose
> i'd be grateful.
>> thanks in advance
>> ivan o'ceallaigh
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