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Linux For Navy Drone Ground Stations 78

Posted by samzenpus
from the open-drone dept.
garymortimer writes "Raytheon will help the U.S. Navy transition to using Linux software at ground control stations for unmanned air vehicles, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. The company's intelligence and information systems unit won a $27,883,883 contract to implement the tactical control system software, used for directing vertical take-off UAVs."
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Linux For Navy Drone Ground Stations

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  • Linux makes money (Score:5, Insightful)

    by SplashMyBandit (1543257) on Friday June 08, 2012 @03:02AM (#40253969)
    There are people who don't understand that with GNU/Linux you can make good money. Not with selling an operating system (although that works fine for Microsoft, Red Hat etc) but with the systems you can build on top of the whole GNU/Linux infrastructure. This allows a lot of other companies to make money, not just the operating system vendors. The Linux kernel and GNU components may be free, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a whole lot of financial value in it.

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