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    What operating system is used on the space station?

    Reading an article about a computer failure on the space station, I could not help but wonder - What OS are they using?
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    Predesigned systems... They dont work off of windows or such.... if i remember correctly they have something called cobol or something.
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    Now that's sweet. The old stuff - tried, tested and by modern standards, simple and robust.

    Anyway, apparently the affected computers are reluctant to reboot just at the mo'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Now that's sweet. The old stuff - tried, tested and by modern standards, simple and robust.

    Anyway, apparently the affected computers are reluctant to reboot just at the mo'.
    Sounds like Micro$soft allright...

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    Somehow, I've got a sneaking suspicion the OS might not be M$, even if it was behaving like M$ for a moment there.

    I believe the crisis is now over. I didn't see how exatly, but the last talk was about a new solar panel array that might be affecting the computer power supply.
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    Well, As far as i was concerned NASA had os's before M$ was around... therefor they have their own system developers etc for what they doing.
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    Most OS's come from UNIX, one way or another. UNIX being the first OS every to be written to be portable no the ANCIENT computers, unlike the Personal Computers we know today.

    Cobol, on the other hand is a programming language

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftDux-Rudi View Post
    Most OS's come from UNIX, one way or another. UNIX being the first OS every to be written to be portable no the ANCIENT computers, unlike the Personal Computers we know today.

    Cobol, on the other hand is a programming language
    I have never seen UNIX, but heard of something about it. Unix is the leader in serving the Web. About 90% of the Internet relies on Unix operating systems running on Apache, the world’s most widely used Web server, which is free.

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