International Space Station making laptop migration from Windows XP to Debian 6

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: training.linuxfoundation.org/w … -for-linux-migration Citation: International Space Station making laptop migration from Windows XP to Debian 6 (2013, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-international-space-station-laptop-migration.html Although Linux machines, like Windows, are not malware-proof, the fact that Linux is an open source operating system means that a community overseeing a Linux distribution can issue quick notices and quick patches. Debian’s site claims that mails sent over to the mailing lists get answers in 15 minutes or less and by the people who developed it. They also note that their bug tracking system is open and encourages users to submit their bug reports; users are notified when the bug was closed. “We don’t try to hide the fact that software doesn’t always work the way users want,” according to the Debian site.An incident in 2008 apparently made space-station personnel more aware than ever of a computer virus’ ability to disrupt operations in the absence of support from an open source community. That was the year the station computers were infected by the Gammina.AG. Virus after an astronaut brought an infected USB or flash drive into orbit. The virus infected other computers on board.Chuvala and NASA selected Debian, a system that uses Linux or the FreeBSD kernel. Debian can run on almost all personal computers. Ubuntu, which is a popular Linux-based operating system, said on its site that “Debian is the rock upon which Ubuntu is built.” Debian began in August 1993 by Ian Murdock, as a new distribution to be made openly in the spirit of Linux and GNU. The ISS adopted Debian 6. The Linux Foundation stepped in to assist with tailored training in the form of two courses, Introduction to Linux for Developers and Developing Applications For Linux. The courses prepared them for developing apps related specifically to the needs of the ISS.center_img (Phys.org) —The International Space Station has decided to switch dozens of laptops running Windows XP over to Debian. What Linux fans have been saying for years—that Linux delivers greater stability and reliability for public and private computing environments—resonated with Keith Chuvala, the United Space Alliance contractor manager involved in the switch. The change at the International Space Station is all about the replacement of dozens of laptops with XP being switched over to Debian 6. Chuvala said, “We needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could.” The Year of OpenSolaris This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Coining a bright future

first_imgNo nation can advance and progress unless it has acquired competence in education. Education, with its various disciplines, has a great contribution in the growth of a nation. The post independence era has undergone some considerable changes owing to a rapid and an incredible global progression. New policies and strategies have affected the overall growth and development of nations leading to a new scenario and further transformed the profile of education. The educational segment, with its multiple challenges, warranted professional competence and industrial talent to seek substantial gains in terms of imparting education to the masses and ultimately make the country’s human resources more fruitful. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana— Ambala, erstwhile known as Maharishi Markandeshwar Education Trust, was founded with the objective of social, educational and economic upliftment of society in the year 1993. It has become a symbol of quality education in technical, professional and medical streams in northern India and has been carrying on its lineage for over 18 years. These institutes are also approved by the regulatory bodies like Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Indian Nursing Council, Indian Association of Physiotherapists, and All India Council for Technical Education etc. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMMU MULLANAMM University at Mullana is the oldest and the flagship campus of the MM University Trust. Established in 1995, MM Engineering College was the first amongst the long chain of educational institutions under MM University Trust. Just as the college expanded horizontally in size, it also rose vertically, acquiring the post graduate courses in engineering, science and humanities, attaining the peak with the introduction of medical college. The institute was declared a deemed university by the UGC in 2007. The world-class sprawling 75 hectare university campus today houses a multi-specialty hospital with Out Patient Department (OPD) and emergency services. The constituent institutions of the University are MM Engineering College, MM Institute of Computer Technology and Business Management (MCA), MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MM Institute of Computer Technology and Business Management (Hotel Management), MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, MM Institute of Management, MM College of Nursing, MM College of Pharmacy, MM Institute of Nursing, and Department of Law. MMU SOLAN Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Solan, is spread over an area of 47 acres on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway at Sultanpur Road, Solan. Established as a multi faculty university in 2009, the university has been operational with admissions to School of Medical Sciences, School of Engineering and Technology, School of Computer Technology and School of Business Management. MMU AMBALA As a part of its expansion programme, the MM University Trust has developed another 40 acre campus at Sadopur on Delhi-Chandigarh National Highway near Ambala for providing professional education to the people of the surrounding region.Beginning with graduate and post-graduate courses in Engineering and Technology, Architecture, Business Management and Computer Technology from the 2010-11 session, it also offers M.Phil programmes to qualitatively enhance the research skills. In the coming years the Sadopur campus plans to begin programmes in medical sciences, dental sciences, nursing, fashion technology, etc. PLACEMENT CELLThe training and placement activities of all institutions under MMUT are coordinated at a joint placement cell of the university. A dedicated team of members relentlessly makes sincere efforts to create corporate contacts. More than 300 companies have visited various institutions of MMU for on-campus placements. SUCCESS & GLORYThe Maharishi Markandeshwar University Trust (MMUT) has several firsts to its credit. It opened the first self-financing Engineering College, Medical College and Deemed University in Haryana. MM Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology was the first private hotel management college to be established in State of Haryana. It has received top ranking in various surveys conducted by accredited agencies. Internationally, it has won the NASA System Engineering Award and has been accredited as a premier institute by ASIC, UK.MISSIONTheir aim is to prepare students with an integrated and technology-oriented education for a better career and to be worthy citizens of a global society. Also, to achieve perfection the aspirants and knowledge seekers resort to modern means and trends in technical and professional education.last_img read more

3D touch to hairstyling

first_imgWomen don’t need any specific reason to decorate their hair. And sometimes, we just need a little personal touch to exude our emotions and rock, wherever we go. Priyanka Sanghi is a young entrepreneur who created an extremely niche, aesthetic and fashion forward brand in 2015 to cater to the demand of distinct women across the globe. Hair Drama Company specializes in hair accessories, hair products and hair fashion services. The inspiration for the brand comes from the rich and powerful history of headpieces. The brand brings out the nostalgia of old world headwear charm but is designed with modern form and function. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPriyanka has creatively interwoven technology into her brand. Coming from a background of a prominent telecom and IT business set up, she has been a part of many tech-oriented projects. She has specifically spearheaded the launch of IPTV/ Mobile TV business of HFCL group of companies. Her bent and passion for technology emanate from there, and that is why she has been able to capitalize on technology for her hair fashion brand. And her business skills stems from her educational background of Masters in Finance from Warwick Business School, UK. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHair Drama Company creates and sells unique and trendy hair products at affordable prices. It is a brand rooted in hair fashion and forever on the forefront of the latest trends. All the products are conceptualized in London by designers who specialize in hair jewellery. The product list is constantly increasing in order to provide every accessory or product required by women to effortlessly style their hair. And as a company, they are always looking to optimize processes and digitize production to be able to stand in this highly competitive industry. In that spirit, they have recently introduced a 3D printed collection. The brainchild behind this company, Priyanka explains, “The reason we have done this is to serve the needs of our Gen-Z customers or as the world calls them ‘the millennials’. The customers of this generation are not looking to buy products just because they are endorsed by somebody. They are looking to buy an experience, how that piece of fashion or accessory makes them feel plays a big role in the decision to buy.”She further adds, “As a brand, there are three things we look to achieve from this format of digitization of the production line:Unique products: Due to the technical capabilities of a 3D printer, we can produce highly intricate designs that are unique to each buyer. Every product can be personalized with a name, date or we can make a completely new design that the customer would like to buy. Since it has to be just changed in the computer and printed, the time of delivery can be as short as two days. Quick production: Due to 3D printing, we have the advantage of introducing a product in the market in a very short time. The go-to-market goes down drastically, being unable to introduce new collection at a much faster rate. The process of making a piece is much lower as the layers of production are reduced to maximum two or three days, including design. So, the product could hit the market really quickly to leverage an ongoing trend or fad. The cost advantage is not so much yet, but in near future, 3D printing is going to become more economical.The advantage over large players: The most important reason why we are starting to use 3D printing technology is to compete with larger players in the accessories market. Today any fashion industry is run on higher order quantities to the factories for raw material or for final goods. Sourcing is done primarily on the basis of higher MOQs. But smaller and newer brands like ours are unable to match those quantities and therefore suffer from a higher cost of sourcing. To come out of this deadlock and be able to create good quality and price competitive products we decided to remove the layer of sourcing completely. It has opened up huge avenues for us to be able to create unique pieces that look gorgeous and are affordable as well.”Hair Drama Company is always in the process of innovating new and next-gen products and services. And in that context, they are introducing a line of private label hair products which would be first of its kind in the hair fashion space. “As a part of service offering to our customers, we plan to launch a chain of pop-up hair bars in shopping malls and music festivals. This will allow the shoppers to experience Hair Drama Company’s hair makeovers in as short as 10 minutes. The pilot projects for Pop-up Hair Bars are ongoing and very soon we will be able to come up with these in various malls of Delhi,” said Priyanka.last_img read more