Boeing, will be using a particular distro of Linux to operate many components of a military aircraft. The "P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft" as it is called will have it's surveillance hardware and other functions controlled by Linux. In particular, they are using a version of Linux that is circulated by Wind River, a company that specializes in embedded software. The ability for Linux to operate in compact conditions made it an ideal choice, as well as the cost of licensing it. Interesting.
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