Looking for a Mission Critical Operating System?

During my daily reading this afternoon, the following post on blogs.msdn.com caught my eye. Apparently NASA uses XP on some of its mission critical machines. Someone at Microsoft managed to snap the following picture from a TV screen at the Houston Mission Control Center.

 

Source (http://blogs.msdn.com/lokeuei)

I find it ironic that NASA has had security problems in the past. Yet they still have not upgraded to the "most secure system to date" Windows Vista.

I came across another XP story today that was kind of surprising. Apparently major companies in Russia, who rely on XP to make money, don't feel like paying for a license or at least activating there copy. I can't think of any other reason why a production ATM machine would not be activated.


 

Source (http://www.engadget.com)


Posted Jun 09 2007, 08:19 PM by Blake Niemyjski |
windowscoding.com;
Copyright © 2008 Windows Coding
Microsoft and Microsoft logo's are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.