Open Source: Why Military Forces Should Use Linux
Oct 10, 2011, 11:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Gene
Alexander for this link. ]
"First, it is not a 'computer virus', it is a Microsoft
operating system virus. Second, using Microsoft operating systems
for any critical Military computer systems is just wrong. I know
the US Military has specifications for rugged computer systems that
must be made in the USA. That makes sense. What does not make sense
is the fact that the US Military will accept Microsoft operating
systems on its critical, sensitive hardware at this date in time.
That is like specifying a bank vault that can withstand a nearby
nuclear blast, but allowing the builder to install a screen door
for access to the vault. It is just a Bad Idea!
"This was a deja vu moment as well. I was following news about
Military systems back in the 1990′s and had a similar
experience when I read about the US Navy 'smart ship' running
Microsoft Windows NT... and having a ship killing system failure:
Software glitches leave Navy Smart Ship dead in the water. "