Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd May 2009 09:16 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Privacy, Security, Encryption Can you make Windows XP so secure that the United States Air Force will use it in its systems? Well, apparently, you can, but you do have to talk to Microsoft. The USAF wanted a locked-down edition of Windows XP, and since they were in the midst of renegotiating the desktop-software contract with Microsoft, they decided to ask Steve Ballmer directly to create it for them. They did.
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RE[2]: hm
by Isolationist on Sun 3rd May 2009 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE: hm"
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Changing operating systems is not something to be taken lightly for such an important institution as the USAF, where lives may be at stake.

If lives may be at stake, then why use their products in the first place?

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