UK Ministry of Defense ex-contractor decries use of Windows on new warships

Just saw on Channel 4 News (if in the US, think the LA Times of network TV news) that an ex-contractor of the Ministry of Defense has publicly criticised the decision to base the battle control system of the Royal Navy’s latest warships on Microsoft Windows, instead advocating that an Open Source solution would be more reliable and more secure.

This could hardly have been a better advertisment for Open Source had Eric S Raymond written it himself, and on one of the top four UK TV channels at that!

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