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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. "

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