How Linux Saves The Titanic! by LinuxJournal

Nowadays that 3d movies are becomming so popular, some old movies are comming back but with 3d effects. I have seen and listen that some people speak about “The Titanic”. This is one of the greates movies of all time by James Cameron:

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Cameron’s inspiration for the film was predicated on his fascination with shipwrecks; he wanted to convey the emotional message of the tragedy, and felt that a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to achieving this. Production on the film began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. A reconstruction of the Titanic was built at Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, and scale models and computer-generated imagery were also used to recreate the sinking. The film was partially funded by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, and, at the time, was the most expensive film ever made, with an estimated budget of $200 million.

Everybody speaks about the movie, but does anyone knows which technology was used to made this great movie. Well, I don’t think so, when I began to get knowledge about opensource and free software, I used to buy some interesting magazines. One of them which help me a lot to understand about this subjects was LinuxJournal ( My first magazine came with an interesting and curious title it says:”Linux Saves The Titanic”.

Maybe the article is a little bit old, the hardware and the linux os too. But what it is interesting, how a Opensource OS was used to create a great movie!. I will not add all the article in this post, if you want to read about here is the link: or you can find some information about on Google.


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