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ISS dumps MS--goes Linux

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by cloasters, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. cloasters

    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    Not too many other options when you're 250-odd miles away from the nearest computer hardware store and travelling at 17.5-thousand mph (or thereabouts).
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    I suppose that they could have ordered Win 10 and have Amazon deliver it. Is there isn't anything Mr Bezos can't do?
    Yes, grow a heart.
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    Sorry.... not sorry

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    Thank you for the post (#4) above, nice laugh!

    Chances are that the ISS's PC's are rather old. XP was quite a while ago.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yup, no surprise!
    Linux can run on any hardware anywhere...
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    As far as my personal recent experience goes Linux just runs on whatever hardware you have...how do they do it?
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    I assume that the ISS grabs a close by satellite to use the Net. It'd be strange to me to simply use the web from ~250 miles above and at 17,500 MPH. I guess it shouldn't?
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    They should put that on the outside of the package, where we can see it before it follows us home then follows us everywhere
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    I know...MS should donate brand new PC's to the ISS. And they HAVE to make sure that the equipment is 100% Linux compatible! Win10 PUHLEASE, what a piece of carap!
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    Think they know enough to install mint? Maybe some one should warn them about Fedora drivers? ":O}
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    Oops, forgot to add that the PC's have to be equipped with the very best of hot hardware needed for a first rate machines.
    But reliability is obviously extremely important.

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