Windows XP = Mission Critical Software

Don't believe it? Look at this:

Picture take from a TV screen of the Houston Mission Control Center. Look at the screen on the top right:


Close-up of the same screen on shown on TV a while later:


Doesn't the icons on the top right and bottom left remind you of something? 😉

Software being used in Mission Control. How much more Mission Critical can you get.

Comments (4)

  1. During my daily reading this afternoon, the following post on caught my eye. Apparently

  2. SR says:

    Yes, i won’t buy Vista 🙂

  3. tzywen says:

    wow, that’s amazing! I’m running the same os that nasa uses to launch its shuttles 😀

  4. Sciberras says:

    I'm actually amused by the commenter and the comments since no one seems to know what s/he's talking about.

    Windows XP is not "mission critical software" it's merely the shell or eye candy.

    Underneath it there's a realtime OS probably (solaris or unix) which does the actual processing.

    Happens that in truth "mission critical software" doesn't come with fancy GUIs – and for good reason, they're the to respond to  failures, calculating and handling lots of data etc not drawing some button.

    In short, if XP decided to take a break, they'd just resort to the old simplistic UI and everything keeps on going  normally.

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