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IDEF 2011

Last week, I attended the IDEF 2011 defence trade show in Instanbul as part of the Wind River team exhibiting on the Tektronik (Turkish distributor) stand. Our partner, Curtiss-Wright, who were also exhibiting at the event, had kindly lent me a VPX chassis and VPX6-185 board, which I used to demonstrate a Cross-Domain Solution (CDS) demo running on VxWorks MILS. The…

Linux fit for Defense

In an earlier blog, I commented on the potential use of Linux in Aerospace & Defense, but I didn't provide any background information to support my assertion that people seem to either love or hate Linux, and that often their views are formed from emotive arguments and prejudice rather than rational fact-based discussions. Last week, Paul Tingey discussed some interesting…