Bill Gates: Vista is so secure it could run life support systems

At the Vista launch in Romania Bill Gates claimed that Vista, with the right amount of administration could run a life support system:

Journalist: Let’s imagine a hospital where life support systems are running Vista. Would you trust it with your life?

Bill Gates: …Absolutely, Vista is the most secure operating system we’ve ever done, and if it’s administred properly, absolutely, it can be used to run a hospital or any kind of mission crytical thing.

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90 Comments

  1. I don’t believe I have ever looked at Doze’s security in this perspective. I would be terrified to put any one I loved on Doze life support. In all seriousness, is there any one on this forum who would want a parent’s life support controlled by Doze? I can’t even joke or be sarcastic about this.

  2. …Absolutely, Vista is the most secure operating system we’ve ever done
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  3. A windows pc as long as it is free standing should be fine from a secure stand point If it was hooked to a network and especially on the web that might be a different story but lets face it any system used for life support will have one program on it and thats it it isnt a multi use computer so of course windows 98 would be secure on it even. So the whole thing is really suppose to impress us but if you think about it thats not where the security issues comes into play

  4. I once had a flak jacket made out of Saran Wrap™. I replaced it with one made out of tin foil. That tin foil flak jacket was the most secure flak jacket I’ve ever done….*

    * This is not a true story. It is an analogy that I made up to illustrate what a complete fsck Bill Gates is.

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