Examination of Witnesses (Questions 580
WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2004
GCB DSC ADC
Q580 Mike Gapes: When the JSF comes
through, there will be still Royal Navy PSA
Admiral Sir Alan West: Yes, absolutely
Q581 Richard Ottaway: Switching from
hardware to software, I have heard concerns expressed over the
use of Windows in operating systems, which is a closed system.
I do not know if this has come across your desk. It has been suggested
we should be using a system other than Windows. Does this ring
any bells with you?
Admiral Sir Alan West: I have
tried rather hard to know everything, but this is really
This is the Type 45, is it, Windows 2000 possibly?
Q582 Richard Ottaway: Yes. We have
all been flooded with correspondence about this.
Admiral Sir Alan West: Have you?
Q583 Richard Ottaway: Yes.
Admiral Sir Alan West: I would
need to go and You almost caught me out, but I was aware
Q584 Chairman: Not almost caught
you; we did catch you out. We will write a letter.
Admiral Sir Alan West: I will
need to come back to you on that.
Chairman: Thank you very much.
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