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    Linux Powered Warships?


    Who would have saw this coming? I think it's pretty cool. My inner geek is flexing his muscles.
    Just another reason everyone should use Linux: It's good enough for the US Navy!

    When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it will be different from any other ship in the Navy's fleet in many ways. The $3.5 billon ship is designed for stealth, survivability, and firepower, and it's packed with advanced technology. And at the heart of its operations is a virtual data center powered by off-the-shelf server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of software code.
    Couldn't resist sharing this part either. har har har
    Perhaps it's appropriate that the first commanding officer of the Zumwalt will be Captain James Kirk (yes, that's actually his name). But considering how heavily the ship leans on its computer networks, maybe they should look for a chief engineer named Vint Cerf.
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    I hope he captained the Enterprise before it was retired!

    And Linux / FOSS powered regional government. It's getting to be everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ars Technica
    Perhaps it's appropriate that the first commanding officer of the Zumwalt ...
    or, as it will be known henceforth, the USS Enterprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Couldn't resist sharing this part either. har har har
    Perhaps it's appropriate that the first commanding officer of the Zumwalt will be Captain James Kirk (yes, that's actually his name). But considering how heavily the ship leans on its computer networks, maybe they should look for a chief engineer named Vint Cerf.
    That's pretty frightening - does that US ship pull close to shore often, whereupon the captain and first officer whizz ashore by speedboat and get involved in a fight where the captain captain gets his shirt ripped, snogs some odd-looking woman, and then they resolve some massive issue by breaking the rules? Or have to be rescued by the Chief Engineer and the ships doctor in a completely different speedboat?

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    I hope Linux and associated circuits are sheilded from EMP and Rail Guns.

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