Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 14:42 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As the first images of the Mars Curiosity lander start pouring in, let's talk about what operating system it runs. As I found out via Hacker News, the project runs on VxWorks, a very popular embedded operating system used for truly mission critical tasks. I'd love to know just how much work has gone into making it bug-free - this isn't the kind of environment where you want code to fail.
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moondevil
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2005-07-08

I am fairly certain that VxWorks is not a micro-kernel based system.


Oh, I lack VxWorks experience, so I just inferred that from the documentation, maybe due to my bias in favour of micro-kernel architectures.

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