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Government Computer News: NASA will give Linux a nod for upcoming portables buy

Feb 08, 2000, 05:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark A. Kellner)

"The Linux open-source operating system, which rocketed into the enterprise computing orbit last year, may now be headed for outer space."

"NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has added the Unix-like OS to its list of desirable OSes for a portable PC procurement planned for April."

"NASA plans to buy 800 portables for use on the space shuttle and in the planned space station, as well as for support activities. Another 3,000 units might be bought over several years, officials said."

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