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Nojja
Oct 2, 2009, 11:16 AM
http://macworld.idg.se/polopoly_fs/1.256727!imageUploader/937244221.jpg

Danish police have now installed their all mac OS X/BSD system for their surveillance central. It is from here Obamas visit to Copenhagen today is partly being monitored from.

http://macworld.idg.se/polopoly_fs/1.256727!imageUploader/3524334419.jpg

http://macworld.idg.se/polopoly_fs/1.256727!imageUploader/3400692481.jpg

http://macworld.idg.se/polopoly_fs/1.256727!imageUploader/3813740421.jpg

Apparently the mac minis are controlling the displays.


Story: http://macworld.idg.se/2.1038/1.256694/macar-vakar-over-obama?showGallery=true&img=4#selected

jlreed1
Oct 5, 2009, 09:35 AM
DAMN!! That's legit. I love it.

opeter
Oct 5, 2009, 10:35 AM
So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.

azboricua
Oct 5, 2009, 10:50 AM
So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.

An then when you call and have an emergency, they will ask you to hold because they have the blue screen of death and need to reboot. lol !!!!!

j/k ;)

Supa_Fly
Oct 5, 2009, 11:52 AM
So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.

And when then there is the insurmountable cost of having custom apps built for the security surveillance and the huge costs of support by that development team that is specific to your installation and use. In the long term its MUCH cheaper to goto Mac. Besides with BSD installed most terminal cmds' are very compatible with Linux so there is no need to go full power and skimp on software abundance. Let alone stream it in low bandwidth high quality to troops at the scene. If Android is to compete with iPhone then their who system from Suse/Ubunto to the Andriod kit must be fluid, not disseperate (this is where Linux fails for medium to small business' and the consumer market: the hardware is just to singular in its own ecosystem).

Consultant
Oct 5, 2009, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the story!

So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.

Rush judgement fail. You think they didn't do any research?

Why they choose a Mac based system:
http://obamapacman.com/2009/10/danish-police-high-tech-control-center-runs-on-apple-computers/

Kimovitzh
Oct 13, 2009, 02:02 PM
So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.

LOL! I'm Danish, and here in Denmark we don't think that way...

SchneiderMan
Oct 13, 2009, 02:34 PM
Very cool very cool

amd4me
Oct 15, 2009, 02:20 AM
So, this is, where the TAX-money goes. I would not allow this. They should buy normal, cheap PCs or nettops and install Linux or FreeBSD on them.
Something tells me you didn't major in economics.