State Of The Art Aircraft Carrier To Be Run With…Windows?

Macworld is reporting, through an editorial, that the latest offering from the United States Navy, a state of the art flagship aircraft carrier, is going to use a modified version of Windows 2000 as its primary operating and navigation system. Macworld posted the following exerpt from Federal Computer Week:

The Navyis next-generation aircraft carrier -- the symbol of American military might around the world -- will rely on a futuristic version of Microsoft Corp.is Windows operating system and other commercial technologies for command and control.... Microsoft Federal Systems will help design the shipis IT architecture based on the companyis Windows 2000 platform.

In a marvelously humorous look at the subject, Macworld writer Mat Honan says:

Have you ever gotten the Blue Screen of Death on one of those supposedly stable Windows NT systems? Do you remember Back Orifice? Is it just me, or do the half-page of security bulletins on the Windows 2000 security page make you a little jumpy about using a version of it for command and control on an aircraft carrier?

You can, and should, read the entire Macworld article for more information.

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