Thanks, John...!

I thought I recalled something like that...  'Course, I'm SURE they got all
the bugs out by Windung2K..  right...?

Well.. if not, they can upgrade to XP, where evidently raw sockets would
make the entire ship open to hacking...

jt

| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of jpcarr@tredegar.com
| Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 3:09 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: US Navy bets on Win2K
|
|
|
| http://www.informationweek.com/699/99uwhl.htm
|
| Reboot And Fire!
|
| >This concept is quite familiar to those of us who ply the computer
| trade-and who could >fault the Navy's decision to go with Windows NT 4.0?
| The only problem with the Navy's >bold leap forward is that an application
| bug from which NT could not recover caused >their test ship, the cruiser
| USS Yorktown, to lose propulsion during a trial excursion >and sit dead in
| the water for nearly three hours. Three hours of down time is not a big
| >deal, unless of course, it comes at a critical moment-such as in the
| middle of a >battle. But those of us who deal with computers know that
| system crashes never happen >during heavy use, so what's to worry?
|
| John Carr
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Dear List
| Its a mature stable system nowdays-quite ok for mission critical use.
| Dont the Navy run SAS on the Win2K platform?
| cheers Dave
|



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