11 Jun 2002 evilrobots   » (Observer)

I zoomed in "Comparative Code Chart" from "Opening the Open Source Debate" by Kenneth Brown, president of an obscure Washington DC think tank.

    OS Software and the Number of lines of code (estimated)
  • NASA Space Shuttle Flight Control <2,000,000
  • Linux Kernel -> ~ 2,000,000
  • Sun Solaris (1998-2000) ->8,000,000
  • Windows XP -> 30,000,000 !!!
If one believes NASA space shuttle flight control is less prone to crash its mission, look at the trend of this graph/data, no more argument is necessary.

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