celticryan writes: NASA is making a change on the International Space Station. In what has been linked to possible issues with exploit vulnerability with Windows XP, the laptops that provide the ISS crew with vital capabilities for day-to-day operations (called OpsLAN) are being transitioned from Windows XP to Debian. Keith Chuvala, leader of the Laptops and Network Integration Teams said, "We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could."
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