Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 23:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "While much of the tech world views a two-year-old smartphone as hopelessly obsolete, large swaths of our transportation and military infrastructure, some modern businesses, and even a few computer programmers rely daily on technology that hasn't been updated for decades." Back when I still worked at a hardware and plumbing store - up until about 4-5 years ago - we used MS-DOS cash registers. They are still in use today. If it works, it works.
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by lucas_maximus on Thu 18th Apr 2013 07:50 UTC
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When I used to work at Tesco in the UK they were still using terminals in the back office. They looked more or less like this:

https://cs.senecac.on.ca/~ibc233/ibm-3487-1.jpg

The POS systems used Windows NT4.0 the last time I touched a checkout there and most of the checkouts had uptimes of year or more and had to be remotely rebooted which took about 20 minutes.

Edited 2013-04-18 07:52 UTC

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