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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I understand this is to give longer cat runs to the bigger, heavier planes that need more space in which to get up to launch speed. ISTR something a friend (former US Navy pilot) said about the Russians having lighter planes, some of which didn't even need cats to launch as the engine power was sufficient to get them up to takeoff speed.
    Angled flight deck is to give a nice clear path for touch-and-goes if someone flunks the landing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEOZi4IZja8
    Not sure why the QE doesn't have one, given F-35B is meant to do a rolling landing for greater bringback weight

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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    it does't run on XP, BAE Systems and the MoD always use XP for testing reasons, then it gets replaced with some custom realtime UNIX OS, everytime the navy gets a new toy, someone always spots XP

    XP is easier to code all the debugging tools for or some rubbish reason along the lines, in 2020 it will be running on UNIX when its put into service

    more then likely getting telementry from bios and firmwares and hooks are all done using XP

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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by me-yeah View Post
    it does't run on XP, BAE Systems and the MoD always use XP for testing reasons, then it gets replaced with some custom realtime UNIX OS, everytime the navy gets a new toy, someone always spots XP

    XP is easier to code all the debugging tools for or some rubbish reason along the lines, in 2020 it will be running on UNIX when its put into service

    more then likely getting telementry from bios and firmwares and hooks are all done using XP
    Uhhhh, what? No. Just no.
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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by me-yeah View Post
    it does't run on XP, BAE Systems and the MoD always use XP for testing reasons, then it gets replaced with some custom realtime UNIX OS, everytime the navy gets a new toy, someone always spots XP

    XP is easier to code all the debugging tools for or some rubbish reason along the lines, in 2020 it will be running on UNIX when its put into service

    more then likely getting telementry from bios and firmwares and hooks are all done using XP
    Back to writing the fictional fairytales.

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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    The kit I build for a living has XP embedded running on it, we should finish the shift to Win7 embedded by the end of the year. So a large chunk of the semi conductor fabs being built or upgraded in the next couple of years will have instrumentation running XP embedded being installed. Our kit is reasonably service free, and once switched on should be good for 10 years.

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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    I believe the new GRiDCases come with Win10/Linux dual boot...

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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironbuket View Post
    These are narrower and not as high as the US carriers, but are of comparable length. Why do they look so tiny in the pictures are the tugs in those pictures massive? It really doesn't look that impressive I was expecting something bigger. When you look at a US carrier you cant help but be impressed by the size, looking at this the word meh, rather than wow comes to mind
    How about when you see it parked up next to Illustrious?


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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Yes, but ILLUSTRIOUS, IINVINCIBLE and ARK ROYAL were 'only' "through deck cruisers"

    (They were loosely based on the hull design of a carrier escort for the CVA carrier that was cancelled in 1966. Only one of the four planned escort ships was built as a result, HMS BRISTOL - which became a test bed for weapon and command and control systems. The Invincible class were originally designed as helicopter carriers. It wasn't until the 1981 defence estimate that the Invincible class were designated as Aircraft Carriers.
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    Re: Royal Navy's new £3.5bn aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Back to writing the fictional fairytales.
    its not me who writes fairytales, the last thing you want on a warship is a rubbish operating sytem that is'nt real time and able to hook trojans onto processes, which in a war that can last 10 years, you might have 9 years where the enemy know's every move you make, thats if any spies pass on your satellite encryption keys and you have packet sniffers in space

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XTS-400

    the whole point in BAE Systems is because the MoD does'nt 100% trust america, they set it up when lockheed merged with martin
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