Windoze iz everywhere

  jack 14:21 15 Jan 2009
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Went shopping this morning - as usual left car at home and took the new super deluxe Fastrack bus to ASDA via Blue Water.

Each bus stop has a display screen showing when next bus is due, also a rolling news screen, and local guide and free E-mail.
I have oft looked at this whilst waiting and wondered on the technology behind this marvel.
This morning all was revealed-
The screen showing times went grey, then black, then back to times, then grey, then the old familiar
'Page Can Not be found'- Then Windows XP- with progress bar then back to time display.
Ho Hum!

  canarieslover 14:23 15 Jan 2009

Hope your bus didn't crash as well!!!

  interzone55 14:26 15 Jan 2009

The MOD has just started to roll-out Windows 2000 on their newly refurbished ships, after finally dumping DOS 6. The Register dubs this Windows for Warships...
click here

  Dizzy Bob 14:36 15 Jan 2009

alan14

Including 'Minesweeper' I presume!

DB

  wiz-king 14:41 15 Jan 2009

Microsoft have only just discontinued support for 'embedded' Windows 3.1!

  pcmags 15:18 15 Jan 2009

Can MS promise no system crashes at vital times?
Like when at war or under fire??

  donki 16:07 15 Jan 2009

It had problems keeping Vista stable under the exsreme conditions of my comfortable home :).

  interzone55 17:26 15 Jan 2009

Most Windows stability problems stem from hardware drivers and poorly written software.

If you have known hardware, with stable, well written drivers, along with well written software then Windows will be as stable as DOS.

As well as this, critical systems will be running Windows 2000, which was always pretty stable anyway.

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