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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