So as usual, I've been reading all these geek sites I usually read and stepped into this and thought I'd record it in memory.
The main buzz in this is the talk about Fedora in Nasa, it seems it is used a lot, not something I expected for production, much less mission critical stuff where lives are involved. But hey, it looks like my perception was wrong and Fedora (together with RHEL, Solaris and Suse) does have enough confidence to do this job.
Some comments from the blog post, not strictly related to NASA but more to where Fedora is used in other places include sayings such as:
I work at JPL and basically anyone who is doing serious scientific work has a box that runs some variant of Linux. It's typical for management types to have OSX machines, but I've only encountered a few Windows boxes on lab ever.
I work in the Royal Norwegian Navy, and we're using Fedora as our primary computer system for the whole simulation and training building :)
I'm at GSFC. I admin about 20 RHEL, 2 Fedora, 1 CENTOS, 3 OSX, 1 Windows box.
Nathan's post is really aligned with my line of thought, that's why I copied it here :-)