Wired: Houston, Windows has Problems

Wired has an article by Leander Kahney that says the International Space Station is having problems with its Windows based computers: ‘…Most of the problems appear to be related to Microsoft’s Windows NT, while Russian-made software seems to be more reliable. “The day really gets off to a bad start,” writes Commander Bill Shepherd in an entry dated February 22. “The server connection to the (Net) is down hard. We worked on it last night until 0100 and could not bring it up…At about 2200, we were reconfiguring some mail files which, with a lot of help from Windows NT, got put in the wrong place during the backup procedure…’ Editor: I wonder what happens in hospitals?

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