On 2008-12-18, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:02:55 +0000, Phil Da Lick! wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Royal Navy completes Windows for Submarines™ rollout
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>>> | Initial reports as the programme developed suggested that the OS in
>>> question | would be Windows 2000, but those who have worked on it have
>>> since informed | the Reg that in fact it is mostly based on XP. `----
>> Oh. My. God.
> This has to be some kind of SICK JOKE ?
> I have actually worked as a subcontractor on the Australian Collins Class
> Submarines a few years ago, and whilst I'm not cleared to the levels
> required to see classified gear, I can say that the in-sub computer
> terminal system is *definitely* not Windows, tho it's about as slow as
> Windows due to the built in redundancy and cross checking systems.
The closest I ever got to a Collins Class Sub was in Darwin Harbour.
There was one stranded there with a crook battery bank. I'd shudder at
the cost of replacement.
These subs have been a real lemon. I'd almost suspect a windows OS at
the bottom of the problems.... but, oh well...
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