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International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux

  1. #11


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    LOL.

    Posted from ubuntu13.04 Space Ship Unity

    Just switched to cinnamon

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    Talking about Windows Media Centre, I'm not sure what's happened, but it seems to be more erratic and failure prone than ever before, especially when I want to use it to watch broadcast TV. So recently I switched to the free version of this: Download ProgDVB and haven't looked back. It starts up first time, every time and has far more features than WMC and doesn't just stop working whenever it wants, like WMC was prone to do.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    Posted from ubuntu13.04 Space Ship Unity

    Just switched to cinnamon

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  4. #14


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    Pretty easy, I just installed cinnamon desktop on ubuntu unity.

    Log into to whichever UI you feel like.
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  5. #15


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    Wow.... this is in my opinion is very BAD press for MS and Windows 8.


    Folks DO notice things like this, even less than savvy consumers.

    I wonder if NASA discussed their concerns with the Windows OS? Hard to believe that MS wouldn't have done everything possible to keep that contract. Grim stuff. Bad times at MS.
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  6. #16


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    This really has nothing to do with MS and Windows 8. They were running Windows XP [read - old outdated laptop/OS] and were stupid enough to allow an Russian cosmonaut to bring an infected USB on board. Heck, most corporations freak out if you stick an virus infected USB drive into a corporate machine. Back when I was a program director at a college and system admin, I disabled the USB drives because I was tired of people bringing in their infected files.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    This really has nothing to do with MS and Windows 8. They were running Windows XP [read - old outdated laptop/OS] and were stupid enough to allow an Russian cosmonaut to bring an infected USB on board. Heck, most corporations freak out if you stick an virus infected USB drive into a corporate machine. Back when I was a program director at a college and system admin, I disabled the USB drives because I was tired of people bringing in their infected files.
    That is a good point. We had 18 computer club systems infected from member's USB sticks. Now we scan them automatically and highly restricted the use of sticks.

    But with Linux you don't have that problem. A windows virus cannot do any harm. I do most of my internet work now on my Mint Mate or Zorin virtual machines. It's faster and safer.
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    This really has nothing to do with MS and Windows 8. They were running Windows XP [read - old outdated laptop/OS] and were stupid enough to allow an Russian cosmonaut to bring an infected USB on board
    I have no idea what that story you posted is - but there is no indication it has anything to do with NASA decision.


    They used the word stable and reliable - not the word secure.

    They were replacing the XP machines and chose not to upgrade to win8.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Maybe they learned from our friend Kim Jong-un.

    North Korean Missile Test Delayed by Windows 8 : The New Yorker
    They went from Windows 95 to 8?!



    They may need internet first to do such....
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  10. #20


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    I'm literally quite surprised the ISS wasn't running Linux to begin with. For a space station, you'd think technological geek nerds would be running the place with Linux.

    But oddly enough, in a similar article it cited that the ISS didn't want to patch systems that wasn't based on THEIR decision. So basically, they don't want to use a 12 year old operating system that FINALLY is getting cut off from support by Microsoft. And it's xp, seriously, what? We can build an international space station but can't keep its PCs running the latest software and support?
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