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Old 01-05-2004, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Operating System did NASA use in their Mars exploration. Is it Linux?
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lol, probably windows...hence the reason why we still are not drinking coctails on mars!
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LOL, I don't think it is either I do belive that Nasa write their own OS...

WHO WOULD SEND WINDOWS IN ORBIT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

hmm what would happen if we sent windows into space...
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well yes everybody seems to curse windows but but no body actually looks at the users like your grand parents and the users all round the globe who actully learned that computer is something ...specially in the remote contries
now microsoft has really done something for the people around the globe. well im not a follower of microsoft but it be a great feeling when you really appreciate something which is worth of it
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According to this article http://www.martiansoil.com/archives/000889.php , Green Hills Software provided the software tools for the live OS and quoting them; "California based Wind River Systems has developed the operating system used by the Mars Exploraton Rovers Spirit and Opportunity as they awaken to life on the surface of the Red Planet and begin to perform semi-autonomous tasks, having been given basic objectives my mission planners back on Earth."

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Windows did good things but overall microsoft is evil
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How can M$ do splendours for developing countries if they charge an arm,leg and a nut for a M$ Windows & Office package!?!
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well yes everybody seems to curse windows but but no body actually looks at the users like your grand parents and the users all round the globe who actully learned that computer is something \
You should realize, that other OSes could have done the same. Especially Mac OS X. In fact...they can do so even better. The thing with Microsoft, is that it is such a monopoly...and people who know of no alternatives praise it, and like it.
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crickey if you arnt sure go to www.****microsoft.com and you'll really hate them, but theres two sides to every story. Any way NASA I think made their own, while the European explorer used Windows ME...where is it?
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