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Authored by: mcinsand on Thursday, May 09 2013 @ 03:58 PM EDT
If I was surrounded by vaccum and a hundred or so miles above the earth,
security and reliability would be high on my priority lists.

As for hobbyist platform, I kind of think that has a trace of a FUDdish taint,
even though I know it wasn't intended. MS began with the hobbyist as a target,
and, although they have managed to become a business standard, security,
reliability, and efficiency have never really progressed beyond the hobby-grade
level; it's a toy operating system. Using Windows on the ISS would, to me, be
like using my old Major Matt Mason space helmet for a spacewalk. A lot of
hobbyists do contribute to FOSS, but they are all working together to scratch
their various itches, with respect to what they want to see in the software.
The end result is definitely a superior product. I didn't get into FOSS for the
philosophy; I got into it because it just works, it doesn't balk at doing what I
want it to do, and it give me more free time (not having to deal with security,
crashes, and other system burps).

Regards,
mc

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