Air Force Now Using Secure Windows XPCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: May 1, 2009 08:59PM
Military sections of the government have always expected quality, and even with Windows 7 coming out shortly, it seems that the Air Force is choosing to stick with Windows XP. The difference with this version is that the security has been improved on it, with a secruity patch turnaround time of just 72 hours instead of the standard 57 days, as well as around 600 settings being tied down in the operating system. The United States Air Force has saved over $100 million in costs since using this new version customized for their branch of military, seen support calls drop some forty percent, and notice that eighty-five percent of the previous exploits have been blocked.