|The problem with this disclosure is that the narrative is flat-out disingenuous. The piece should & would have been more appropriately titled: M$ Announces Safe & Secure Air Force Desktop/Enterprise Initiative. But no, they had to make up an OS that really doesn't exist out of some wild imagination.|
"The USAF saved $100 million on a five-year license agreement with Microsoft by consolidating more than 30 contracts — made possible by the fact that it was now able to buy a single standard configuration."
Apparently the idea was to save DoD a boatload of money, I suspect that M$' enthusiasm was -- keeping with their true passion -- to monopolize the lucrative contracts any way they can, more importantly, since cuts were imminent.
I guess the next time someone uses nLite to strip parts of Windows, they can beat their chest & claim to have released a new strain of Windows ... adding a roll cage & related rugged off-road capability to a Jeep Wrangler does not imply exclusivity ... lol!
Anyone remotely interested in making their machine annoyingly user-unfriendly can accomplish nearly the same level of security if they have the time to spare ... see below.
I also agree that it shouldn't be news that the Air Force is using a super-secure platform: it is all but expected.
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