It's not safe to open Windows in space

From: Phil Shapiro 
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The Telegraph: " International Space Station to boldly go with Linux over Windows" 

http://tinyurl.com/bs8w5qh 






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=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ To be fair though, they were switching away from Windows XP. XP is end of life in 2014, so that probably spurred the move a bit as well. Since NASA has a tight budget, I am betting they chose to go with Linux because they can run it on their aging hardware without any issues, and get away from the vulnerbilities that will be coming to XP in 2014.