Windows in nuclear submarines

When I said “Windows” I did not mean the ones that we open to breath some fresh air (or water in the case of submarines!).

The Royal Navy has begun using a modified version of Windows XP on their nuclear submarines. And about security (since these are nuclear submarines), they have mentioned that all hack-prone elements of Windows XP were fixed during the modification (wonder if anyone can buy this Windows For Nuclear Submarines!)

Take a look at this modified version of the Bliss wallpaper in flickr. It would be a perfect match for the workstations in the nuclear submarines

SkyDrive – Store in the cloud

Windows Live SkyDrive is offering 25GB of free online storage now! You heard me right 🙂

I was once an excited user of StreamLoad/MediaMax, who offered 20GB of free online storage. Those are not the only 2 names they had. They had been acquired by many, and they changed a dozen names that I don’t even remember now. I put so many GBs of my precious files in their online drives and lost everything, when they shutdown the website. They said they are free and took all our files into their drives, and when they announced they are going to close the site, they asked for money to give our files back… How rude is that! Read the rest of this entry »