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The US Army: It's Better with Vista?

Jun 04, 2009, 16:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Microsoft got its proverbial foot in the government's door back in 1992 "with NT, and the government's (ostensibly admirable) fiat that all government contracts be for POSIX-compliant systems only," yagu pointed out. "Microsoft dropped a POSIX 'subsystem' into NT and the rest is history.

""Yes, Windows still comes with the POSIX subsystem -- only POSIX.1, for the record -- but try and find anyone deciding desktop technology who even remembers POSIX, its benefits or what it's even about."

"As for the Army's decision to standardize on Office 2007, "That's what I want my military spending time and money on -- a new interface, buggy (and slow) software with a steep learning curve," yagu said. "Oh, and now we can be assured that they will be mired in document incompatibility muck, and any exchange with the outside will fight the compatibility battle too."

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