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Air Force Now Using Secure Windows XP

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 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.

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Overclocker16 on May 2, 2009 12:43AM
Just some random fact of the day with no news story?
gebraset on May 2, 2009 10:08AM
Sorry about that, all fixed.
dlsolo on May 2, 2009 09:52PM
Hmmm, that is definitely intersting because I just heard that the USAF is migrating to Vista. Migration should be done by the end of 09
Overclocker16 on May 3, 2009 07:17PM
Haven't heard that. All of our computers are still on XP.

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