Reply to post: Why Windows?

Remember the days when signs were signs and operating systems didn't need constant patching?

Len
Meh

Why Windows?

I have never understood why these kinds of devices need a whole Windows OS installed on them. Why not just a pared down version of Linux? Just barebones kernel+display driver+input driver+network stack for management and to receive updated content. Less code means less things that can crash.

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