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Wouldn't it make most sense to develop your own OS for this kind of thing...?
BAE does have a Linux-compatible (although not based on Linux) solution, very stable and secure, certified for all sorts of stuff I have no clue about.. I'm guessing some money traded hands under the table for this deal to happen. Shouldn't surprise anyone..
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That's just idiotic using Windows for Mission-critical applications...especially when Linux/Unix is so much more proven for that sort of thing.
It's unfortunate, but I guess Linux guys are too smart to hang around in the navy .
    
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Good Idea IMO. Windows is JUST as stable as any other operating system and is not going to go BSOD'ing all over the place on them. Im not saying Unix based systems would not do a good job, but Windows can do just as good once it is configured properly for the application.

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How is it idiotic?
Attaining the Windows kernal would probably be a better bet considering how little is known about it compared to Linux.
Mmmmm. Windows kernal. Sounds tasty.



I don't see what the problem with using Windows for this is. Most BSODs are caused by hardware incompatibilities. This is the MoD we're talking about, they will have stress tested this hardware to death, and each system will be running identical hardware.

This is great advertising for Windows.
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I know for a fact that the Canadian military uses a proprietary wiring schematic for their Ethernet connections so you can be damn sure that the US military does the same thing...

That means a potential hacker isn't getting near that system, let alone the network, with a thousand foot pole. Think of how many firewalls those rigs are behind.

Id still use UNIX.
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why windows...?
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It's unfortunate, but I guess Linux guys are too smart to hang around in the navy .
No, the Navy is simply too smart for Linux. I'm looking forward to working on this new interface.
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Originally Posted by jigglylizard View Post
They probably have a REALLY strong firewall and people watching the network 24/7. Still, I'm surprised they don't use Linux or Unix or something.
They don't use firewalls on submarines as they're under water and it wouldn't work (also, if they COULD have it stay lit it'd use of the oxygen from the ocean)! They have three Bubblewalls, as well as a screen door (to keep the fish out).
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