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