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- 10-19-2013 #1
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.
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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- 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