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Military & Aerospace Electronics: POSIX: Reveling in its Popularity

May 16, 2005, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"One of the most common POSIX-type operating systems is Linux, the basis for LynuxWorks' LynxOS. That operating system is compliant with Navy OACE, though Linux is not a good fit for some high-performance, real-time military applications, Morris says.

"Still, LynxOS runs the shipboard self-defense system (SSDS), DD(X) destroyer prototype, and Army Future Combat System, he says. SSDS engineers picked LynxOS because they needed a POSIX environment so they could also use Solaris and other UNIX platforms..."

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