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- 10-19-2013 #1
Linux Powered Warships?
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.
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.
- 10-19-2013 #2
I hope he captained the Enterprise before it was retired!
And Linux / FOSS powered regional government. It's getting to be everywhere."I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
It'll happen to you too."
The Fifth Continent
- 10-19-2013 #3
Originally Posted by Ars Technica
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- 10-28-2013 #4
I just wondered, like...Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
- 10-29-2013 #5
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- Jul 2008
I hope Linux and associated circuits are sheilded from EMP and Rail Guns.
"Aye, the haggis is in the fire for sure."