EXTREMELY Terrifying!

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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  3. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    (LOL in the middle of the office - debates whether or not to send the above two links to SwissAir...)
     
  4. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously if a large corporation like swiss air has switched and claims increased stability, then I'd believe them.
     
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    Written by OS zealots, for OS zealots - but I like the Wings of OS/400. Kinda rings true.
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I would not feel comfortable in a plane that could have a physical memory dumb and require rebooting.

    (fancy way of saying BSoD)
     
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    Reminds me of this...

    "The U.S. Navy's Yorktown "Smart Ship," an Aegis missile cruiser that's being used as a pilot program for computer controlled naval vessels, was left adrift at sea for over two hours earlier this month because of problems with its Windows NT-based software. The ship had to be towed back to harbor for the third time because of database errors.

    Officials confirmed that the Yorktown experienced an "engineering local area network casualty,” though they stopped short of blaming Windows NT on the problem. Anthony DiGiorgio, a civilian engineer with the Atlantic Fleet Technical Support Center in Norfolk says that "using Windows NT, which is known to have some failure modes, on a warship is similar to hoping that luck will be in our favor.” DiGiorgio, who is a self-described whistle-blower, says these kinds of problems would be deadly in a combat situation. "

    (Excerpted from http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/18007/18007.html )
     
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    False.

    It was
    a) a prototype of sorts of the C&C system. We all know release Apple hardware is essentially in beta form, but problems occur more often in prototypes.
    b) it was not towed back.
     
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    Yeah, I love how that Yorktown story gets more and more dramatic with each year of being told and retold. In a few more years we'll get to hear how it sank and all hands aboard drowned because of a BSOD.
     
  11. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    What can I say - the 'blogosphere' and the 'wisdom of the sheep with no burden of proof'. No wonder Apples are at an all-time high - get your image right online, and you're golden.
     
  12. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Man, you sure have a lot of bitterness towards Apple. Makes a guy wonder why you spend so much time posting here... I can't see how Apple in any way relate to the old Yorktown canard. The myth and its popularity lies pretty solidly at the feet of the Linux advocacy community. The Yorktown misconception got its running start and was in full bloom years before OS X and way back when Apple were languishing and circling the drain, sure to die at any moment.

    Nice touch editing your post after the fact with the addition of the Apple reference in item "a", though.
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yeah - well, I had a further vent. That particular incident was obviously as you say, but I'm referring in general to the current blog-heavy climate, where people who have no business commenting on stuff say so without any need to prove what they're saying, and opinions are influenced more by things which Apple is historically excellent at - image. This was on the up in the late 90's and is at it's nadir now.

    As for why I spend so much time posting here - well, I'm one-third vent, one-third advice and one-third commenting. And I do own a good deal more Apple gear than I suspect almost everyone else here. And unlike the "blogosphere", to rate something as high as my shoelaces honestly, I need to own it and be thoroughly familiar with it.
     
  14. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm suprised SwissAir let this out.

    It's a matter of "image", though you could say that SwissAir allowed a "Windows Air" plane to use their terminal... :p

    I don't see any "Built for Windows" logo on any Mac boxes...
     

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