>>52878999 For reference, Google uses Macbooks, but everyone only uses them to SSH into their real workstations, which all run Ubuntu.
I'm guessing NASA is the same. Real work is going to be done on Linux machines, but Macbooks are great thin clients, and the company doesn't care about the premium price tag if it means they can outsource their IT to AppleCare.
>>52879245 >For reference, Google uses Macbooks, but everyone only uses them to SSH into their real workstations, which all run Ubuntu.
I find it hard to believe they're ssh'ing into Ubuntu since last time I checked they ran customized Linux distributions, and Ubuntu is geared toward desktops, rather than servers.
Are you sure you're not thinking of Chromebooks, which are pretty much only good for that?
But more to the point, the whole reason behind ssh'ing into remote machines is to get to a higher power computer. Given that the real computing power is somewhere else, it's nice to have an operating system that does that shit out of the box (meaning you only have the Linux and OS X options), and having a good desktop environment is important, hence people choosing OS X.
>>52879267 I find it hard to believe they're ssh'ing into Ubuntu since last time I checked they ran customized Linux distributions It's called goobuntu. Heavily based on ubuntu LTS of course https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goobuntu
>>52879304 everyone works like this. not just at google.
you do basic development on your computer, commit/push your work, maybe do some work by ssh, and run complex code (or code on large datasets) remotely.
again, given this work style, you want a machine that does all that remote connection stuff well. that means you can choose between Linux and OS X. Add the criterion that you want a good desktop environment that doesn't *require* lots of customization, and that leaves OS X.
>>52879245 >Google uses Macbooks, but everyone only uses them to SSH into their real workstations, which all run Ubuntu.
lol no. The vast majority of development takes place on those Macbooks with nobody touching Linux until deployment testing begins. The only real exception is people that need to run long running tasks that require the cc cluster.
>>52879599 Those links show nothing; they even say they prefer the intel compiler. The second link is a bunch of neckbeards (non-nasa personnel) talking to an abandoned spacecraft. Shit did you even read the link you linked to?
also, meetings where the staff are wearing headsets are pretty important meetings.
>>52879333 Let me interject here for a moment, what you referred as GNUshit is actually GNU/shit, since shit actually is not something that can run without coreutils and whatnot, or as I've started to refer it, GNU+shit and so on, you know the rest anyway
They offer either MacBooks or Chromebooks for work machines, no Windows machines of any sort are allowed. Naturally most people pick Mac because Chromebooks are fucking garbage outside of Pixel models.
They actually use Google Docs for all their in-house docs and spreadsheets, which I found rather surprising. It's apparently "good enough" to handle mission critical data.
They have some weird custom modified Sublime Text clone for development.
They don't SSH into their "real workstations" because they don't have one. All of their data storage backend is in some form of linux for sure, but nearly every employee does their work on Macbooks and Google Docs via Chrome.
>>52879562 This is just more proof that the moon landings never happened, and that NASA indeed has an incredible video editing department to thank for their so called "successes"past the Van Allen Radiation belt.
>>52881365 That's not true and any Googler will confirm that the overwhelming majority of development work happens on Macbooks and Linux isn't involved at all until deployment testing or the cc cluster is needed.
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