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XP is old.
Not as old as Windows 2000
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I'm just sickened by the thought of it. Even the navy is full of winanderthal's. How disgusting.
    
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i can feel it comming in the air tonight. HAHA. anyone see a BSOD in their near future
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Not as old as Windows 2000
Windows 2000 is nigh-indestructible though.
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so in that last sentence, a BSOD could actually end up killing us all. hahahahaha.
    
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What about screen doors?
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Wouldn't it make most sense to develop your own OS for this kind of thing...?
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Wouldn't it make most sense to develop your own OS for this kind of thing...?
Why spend good time and money when you could simply modify a tried and true OS?
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I love the people that don't bother reading everyone elses responses and just post up something that has been said 20 times already in here. Jesus it is only 4 pages long so far, spend 2 minutes and don't look like an idiot.
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Oh weird, I actually work for that company...albeit the US division and didn't know this.

Oh well, they have their reasons I guess. Government contracts are a weird thing; you need to keep the price as low as possible to win the bid, but at the same time there's a laundry list of requirements from every agency for all software. I'd imagine their image of xp already meeting those requirements - meaning it would make more sense to use that than develop their own OS or have to deal with Linux/Unix licenses and OSS (which all has to pass various legal/security requirements on top of COTS* software).

It saves time and money that they can put towards the software that's actually running on the OS, securing the OS or a solid implementation/rollout.

*Commercial/Off The Shelf
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