Reply to post: Re: Why Windows?

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


Re: Why Windows?

Ha, that's just a straw man argument. I never suggested all public displays run Windows. It's just that every time I see that a public display runs Windows (because it has borked, or because it's shows an 'Updates are ready to install' box, or is shows a 'license has expired' dialog box) I wonder why it needs to run Windows.

Now, if one were to do a desk study into OS error messages on public displays that make it into the media I bet that 95% of the reports are on Windows. That could be because 95% of them run Windows, or it could be because it's not as funny when a public display shows an error message from another OS. Somehow I feel it's the former.

But yes, there will definitely be public displays and kiosks that do not run Windows.

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