Windoze just not stable or reliable enough for space work....
Keith Chuala, a United Space Alliance contractor, manager of the Space Operations Computing (SpOC) for NASA, and leader of the ISS's Laptops and Network Integration Teams, recently explained that NASA had decided to move to Linux for the ISS's PCs. “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could.”
Specifically, the ISS astronauts will be using computers running Debian 6. Earlier some of the on-board computers had been using Scientific Linux, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone. While not the newest version of Debian, Debian 7 has just been released, Debian is nothing if not well-tested and reliable.
While Linux has been used on the ISS ever since its launch (PDF link) and for NASA ground operations almost since the day Linus Torvalds created it, it hasn't seen that much use on PCs in space. “Things really clicked," said Chuala in an interview, "after we came to understand how Linux views the world, the interconnectedness of how one thing affects another. You need that worldview. I have quite a bit of Linux experience, but to see others who were really getting it, that was exciting.”
In addition to appearing on in-flight laptops, Linux is also running Robonaut (R2), the first humanoid robot in space. Currently on the station and experimental mode, R2 is meant to carry out tasks too dangerous or tedious for astronauts.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
You space cadet, this is one off application as Java language was developed to be used for haphazard cases or program toasters/ovens and dishwashers....
Windows is for mass production/applications so if you know Machine Language and you are programming a Micro-processor for specific application, so be it....
That is why Android does not work in mass produced environment as the system is wide open and can be infiltrated by felons and crooks for sabotage and identity theft....
IN outerspace, Java should do well, however on earth, Windows is your best bet.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This is really funny, seeing today's main anti-Linux squawkbox reduced to sputtering incoherence by news of NASA/ISS switching to Linux. Keep it up, Osso, show us all what you're really full of. This is delicious...
so, which linux is one off java app.?
rhel that sci. linux is based on?
who use machine lang. to write os in java? bueller maybe? (why not answer at roll call?)
android is os with linux kernel, not a java app. linux is not android and not written in java or dalvik (like android) but have some machine lang. module for critical timing/performance.
you throw technical term in blender and spray ground up mess on msg. board!
do you even know what an operating system is? it not sound like it. :-D
how long you spend in outer space, mr. fake expert? you forget to wear helmet? some time or whole time? go get helmet and put it on now. all damage will heal!
sound like you just eager to defend against libel suit. maybe you get chance?
Windoze, like you, wally, is shyte.
Android doesn't work in mass production???????? You clueless #$%$....in 2012, over 750million smartphones were shipped, the vast majority of which were Android.
And you clearly know zero about computing...."machine language"?? You abject cretin.
Sentiment: Strong Sell