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    Thumbs up US Killer Drones switch over to Linux

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01..._linux_switch/

    The control of US military spy drones appears to have shifted from Windows to Linux following an embarrassing malware infection.
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    DoD runs a crap load of linux stuff already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    DoD runs a crap load of linux stuff already.
    Remember when that aircraft carrier came to a halt during a windows crash
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    Attack of the Killer Linux Drones! COOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocleroux View Post
    Attack of the Killer Linux Drones! COOL!
    Rofl... Hard to believe that this could now be said in a serious statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Remember when that aircraft carrier came to a halt during a windows crash
    Redundant systems surely

    I would have thought all their stuff was some form of Unix/Linux system. I wonder if they ran Windows 98 or Millennium Edition
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    Redundant systems surely

    I would have thought all their stuff was some form of Unix/Linux system. I wonder if they ran Windows 98 or Millennium Edition
    Whahahahaha! Imagine if they ran Windows ME: on their F-16's ... quite literally the Millennium Falcon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voicy View Post
    Whahahahaha! Imagine if they ran Windows ME: on their F-16's ... quite literally the Millennium Falcon
    The OS that is used on planes is pretty impressive and farking expensive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integri...rating_system)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    Redundant systems surely

    I would have thought all their stuff was some form of Unix/Linux system. I wonder if they ran Windows 98 or Millennium Edition
    It ran on NT 4.0

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    On 21 September 1997, while on maneuvers off the coast of Cape Charles, Virginia, a crew member entered a zero into a database field causing a divide by zero error in the ship's Remote Data Base Manager which brought down all the machines on the network, causing the ship's propulsion system to fail.
    Ron Redman, deputy technical director of the Fleet Introduction Division of the Aegis Program Executive Office, said there have been numerous software failures associated with NT aboard the Yorktown.

    Because of politics, some things are being forced on us that without political pressure we might not do, like Windows NT. If it were up to me I probably would not have used Windows NT in this particular application ... Refining that is an ongoing process ... Unix is a better system for control of equipment and machinery, whereas NT is a better system for the transfer of information and data. NT has never been fully refined and there are times when we have had shutdowns that resulted from NT." ”
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