I agree 100%, I have been using windows based systems for running all kinds of applications offshore and when I install our main system, the first thing I do is fit a secondary system with the same software which will run in tandem with the first and can be hot swapped in a matter of seconds. It is pretty important when we are working to keep stability and if your main system goes down at a critical point it can cause untold problems, but most of the time not life threatening. However, in a combat situation with multiple incoming aircraft can you afford to be seeing the blue screen of death and doing a CRTL ALT DEL?charlieoppo said:Having used Win2K extensively in the offshore industry I can say it's pretty stable but alot depends on the peripherals you are interfacing it to, also the Command system software will have a decided effect on system stability.
If the hardware is configured such that the operating systems etc are on a removable/ interchangable hard disk, with backups available, then swapping out to get the system back on line should be easy. Maybe I'm being too simplistic??? :wink:
I hope that Page soon gets the job he deserves, as defence correspondent in the national media." - Sir Max Hastings
Maxi_77 said:Equally his argument seems to be based on the simple premise that becaus windows crashes on my PC from time to time it will crash anywhere, rather than looking at why windows may actually be a sensible answer to the problem.
Windows tends to crash, not because windows is crap and unstable but because the software or hardware it is working with is not up to scratch.
Levers_Aligned said:Okay. Lewis is a bit of a whipping-boy for you nay-sayers, isn't he? And we all love to exploit the fact that he's possibly just a little red-arsed to be of any significance (by some considerable time, in my instance)
Levers_Aligned said:But who else is banging the drum for us? Any of you lot sticking your head up over the parapet and putting your money where your mouths are? I see a lot of bellyaching on these boards, and precious little action. Nothing changes much in the navy in that feild, does it? Drip, drip, drip ... and still the shit pours down on us. Page is a bit more than 'a Naval spokesman said ... ' even if he is sometimes a tad Walt and certainly stovepiped by his limited experience. But who else is there? It wouldn't be so bad if we were properly represented, but everyone thinks that the NDA and BAFF are a crock of shit. Don't they?
.letthecatoutofthebag said:Page now resorts to petty name calling and shows his true colours and just how bitter and twisted he is. I am sure he would have loved to have a P2000 Command during his time in the RN but clearly he wasn't good enough.