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Mars Curiosity. Where is Linux?

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With all the excitement about the Sunday AM (ET) landing of the NASA Curiosity rover on Mars, I've felt that something has been missing.

I've seen multiple press releases from vendors all highlighting how their tech is helping NASA.

One of the releases I got was from Intel's Wind River division. Wind River has a robust embedded Linux operating system offering.
However, that's not what they sold to NASA for Curiosity.

Instead Curiosity is powered by Wind River's proprietary VxWorks commercial real time OS.

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