[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)
dave at horsfall.org
Mon Feb 5 08:43:28 AEST 2018
On Sun, 4 Feb 2018, Dan Cross wrote:
> Amusingly, I have a device in my airplane that runs NT4 without
> any Windows graphical API on it. You can see the thing printing
> the NT4 startup and build number when you power it on and it will
> BSOD on an airplane? That sounds kind of scary.
Dunno if you're joking or not, but if you're serious then yes, NT starts
up with a nice bright blue screen and some gibberish, and to log on you
have to "CTL/ALT/DEL". Yes, really... I did not endear myself to my
Windoze-loving cow-orkers when I commented that a) it comes with its own
BSOD, and b) you have to reboot it to log on.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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