Cylons run Windows XP Embedded…

I found this article on Gizmodo this morning that clearly shows that Cylons (from the TV show Battlestar Galactica) are running Windows XP, and possibly Windows XP Embedded on their Base Ships!

Of course the Cylons are smart enough to realize that using Windows XP Embedded gives them a reduced operating system footprint (through componentization), application and driver compatibility (which is why humanoid Cylons are so hard to spot!), and of course embedded specific technologies such as Message Box Interception (you don’t want those annoying operating system or application message boxes appearing!), and Hibernate Once Resume (or should that be “regenerate”) many (HORM) for fast boot times.

– Mike

Comments (2)

  1. Renaud Dubé says:

    Hey mike! I don’t know if you remember but you wrote an article about using the MAXg USB Adapter from U.S.Robotics under Wince 5.0. We are curently trying to make it work under 6.0. We could not get the EHCI, OHCI and UHCI to work all at the same time. The adapter doeesnt seems to be recognized and the lights on it stays of.

    I don’t know if you ahve any clue…


  2. Haha, I saw that post, too. Pretty hilarious.  Maybe Cylons communicate via net send…..