Linux has landed on Mars

… and the EndeavourOS forum and Reddit know everything about it:

Too small to read?

This the first time we’ll be flying Linux on Mars. We’re actually running on a Linux operating system. The software framework that we’re using is one that we developed at JPL for cubesats and instruments, and we open-sourced it a few years ago. So, you can get the software framework that’s flying on the Mars helicopter, and use it on your own project. It’s kind of an open-source victory, because we’re flying an open-source operating system and an open-source flight software framework and flying commercial parts that you can buy off the shelf if you wanted to do this yourself someday. This is a new thing for JPL because they tend to like what’s very safe and proven, but a lot of people are very excited about it, and we’re really looking forward to doing it.

They are too humble if you ask me. This is the fukn first time humanity does anything on Mars … EVER! At all. It’s not like we had any manned landings already. And they use this once in a lifetime opportunity to fly a little DIY model chopper, powered by Linux!

Boys will be boys. 😉

Wanna see photopicture of Mars rover?

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