At NASA, Windows Vista Isn't Ready For Launch

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Former captain of the Enterprise

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the latest federal
agency to put a hold on PC upgrades to Windows Vista. NASA has decided
against deploying Microsoft's five-month-old operating system anytime this
year.


The decision puts NASA in company with the Federal Aviation Administration
and the U.S. Department of Transportation, both of which in February
revealed temporary bans on Vista.

NASA has set January 2008 as a "target" for beginning the transition from
Windows XP to Vista, according to a spokesman for the federal agency, which
has approximately 60,000 Windows PCs.

NASA typically waits until a service pack is released for any new operating
system to ensure stability, the spokesman says. (Microsoft has not indicated
if or when it will release a service pack for Vista.) The interim will also
be used to ensure that NASA's applications are compatible with Vista and
that its PCs meet the hardware requirements needed to run the operating
system.

In a meeting with IT professionals and user-group representatives last week
on Microsoft's campus, CEO Steve Ballmer rejected an assertion by a NASA
computer scientist that Vista has been banned by most sectors of the federal
government.

"Vista has been anything but banned from most parts of the U.S. federal
government," Ballmer said, adding that he anticipated near-term adoption in
"a number" of government accounts. He stopped short, however, of naming any
government agencies that are in the process of deploying Vista or about to
do so.


source: winbeta.org
 
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Mike Hall MVP

Kirk jim

Anybody in the computer industry knows and expects most of business to hold
off on anything new, be it an OS or a pdf file reader..


Former captain of the Enterprise said:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the latest federal
agency to put a hold on PC upgrades to Windows Vista. NASA has decided
against deploying Microsoft's five-month-old operating system anytime this
year.


The decision puts NASA in company with the Federal Aviation Administration
and the U.S. Department of Transportation, both of which in February
revealed temporary bans on Vista.

NASA has set January 2008 as a "target" for beginning the transition from
Windows XP to Vista, according to a spokesman for the federal agency,
which has approximately 60,000 Windows PCs.

NASA typically waits until a service pack is released for any new
operating system to ensure stability, the spokesman says. (Microsoft has
not indicated if or when it will release a service pack for Vista.) The
interim will also be used to ensure that NASA's applications are
compatible with Vista and that its PCs meet the hardware requirements
needed to run the operating system.

In a meeting with IT professionals and user-group representatives last
week on Microsoft's campus, CEO Steve Ballmer rejected an assertion by a
NASA computer scientist that Vista has been banned by most sectors of the
federal government.

"Vista has been anything but banned from most parts of the U.S. federal
government," Ballmer said, adding that he anticipated near-term adoption
in "a number" of government accounts. He stopped short, however, of naming
any government agencies that are in the process of deploying Vista or
about to do so.


source: winbeta.org

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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
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Former captain of the Enterprise

Yes this is not a surprise.....

Im just posting it out of interest to see what is going on globaly....

by the way the news leaked that a service pack indeed is in the works...
 
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john

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
Yes this is not a surprise.....

Im just posting it out of interest to see what is going on globaly....

by the way the news leaked that a service pack indeed is in the works...

how is that a leak?
that's like saying "the sun will come up next Wednesday"
 
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Guest

Mike & Kirk Jim

I would suspect that an organisation such as NASA would
be waiting for the, what will it be called ? "Longhorn Server"

To just jump in at this stage, where lives and billions of
dollars are involved would be bloody minded !

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Bill Yanaire

You think this is news? Many companies will wait till a service pack is
released. How about something we don't know?
 
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Bill Yanaire

Pointing it out of interest to who? You?

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
Yes this is not a surprise.....

Im just posting it out of interest to see what is going on globaly....

by the way the news leaked that a service pack indeed is in the works...
 
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Frank

Former said:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the latest federal
agency to put a hold on PC upgrades to Windows Vista. NASA has decided
against deploying Microsoft's five-month-old operating system anytime this
year.


The decision puts NASA in company with the Federal Aviation Administration
and the U.S. Department of Transportation, both of which in February
revealed temporary bans on Vista.

NASA has set January 2008 as a "target" for beginning the transition from
Windows XP to Vista, according to a spokesman for the federal agency, which
has approximately 60,000 Windows PCs.

NASA typically waits until a service pack is released for any new operating
system to ensure stability, the spokesman says. (Microsoft has not indicated
if or when it will release a service pack for Vista.) The interim will also
be used to ensure that NASA's applications are compatible with Vista and
that its PCs meet the hardware requirements needed to run the operating
system.

In a meeting with IT professionals and user-group representatives last week
on Microsoft's campus, CEO Steve Ballmer rejected an assertion by a NASA
computer scientist that Vista has been banned by most sectors of the federal
government.

"Vista has been anything but banned from most parts of the U.S. federal
government," Ballmer said, adding that he anticipated near-term adoption in
"a number" of government accounts. He stopped short, however, of naming any
government agencies that are in the process of deploying Vista or about to
do so.


source: winbeta.org
Last I remember hearing NASA used only UNIX and wrote all of their own
programs.
Anybody know when they started using XP or anything from MS?
Frank
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

No.... with vista there was some speculation with Vista that there would not
be something like a "service pack"
rather everything would be done with gradual updates through windows
update...

This now confirms that there will indeed be one pack with all the updates.

seems like you are not doing your homework... but you are fast to blabber a
lot...
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

Err...When space shuttles started to crash?... and now as we speak there is
a female astrounaut stranded on the space station .. and she cant get a ride
home... lol

THey are planing to return to the moon on 2020.. of they try using MS
software like Vista they will end up crashing into the suns core...
 
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Plato

Former said:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the latest federal
agency to put a hold on PC upgrades to Windows Vista. NASA has decided

They should put a hold on the bus tour, totally a waste of time and
resources.
 
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john

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
No.... with vista there was some speculation with Vista that there would
not be something like a "service pack"
rather everything would be done with gradual updates through windows
update...

This now confirms that there will indeed be one pack with all the updates.

seems like you are not doing your homework... but you are fast to blabber
a lot...


1) MS releases an OS.
2) Months later they announce plans for a "Service Pack"
....and this astonishes you?
you sounded as though you just uncovered the "scoop" of the century... ;)

Stop the presses!
LOL
 
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Justin

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
No.... with vista there was some speculation with Vista that there would
not be something like a "service pack"

BS. Not only do you get your education from TV but you also believe all the
stupid made up rumors you listen to.

SP1 was announced more than a month ago for second half of 2007 then
speculated at end of Q4 2007. Where the hell have you been?

Also, this little bit of news you just posted has already been posted
before.
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

nice to see you too ol buddy...

I was worried.. where have you been?

Hope all is well.... we need your contribution here... :)
 
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Justin

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
nice to see you too ol buddy...

I was worried.. where have you been?

Hope all is well.... we need your contribution here... :)

I'll take that as a complete confirmation that you had no clue as to what
was going on with SP1.

Before you claim something as news. Please make sure it's actual news.
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

No justin.... its not a confirmation.. im just too busy at the moment to get
into this...

that was an actual honest greating there... anyway....
 
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Justin

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
No justin.... its not a confirmation.. im just too busy at the moment to
get into this...


Oh, ok. Then you can confirm later:

SP1 was announced more than a month ago for second half of 2007 then
speculated at end of Q4 2007. Where the hell have you been?

Also, this little bit of news you just posted has already been posted
before.
 
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Stephan Rose

Frank said:
Last I remember hearing NASA used only UNIX and wrote all of their own
programs.
Anybody know when they started using XP or anything from MS?

My guess is that they likely use Unix for their servers and real-time
software and assorted stuff along those lines and windows for all the
mundane desktop stuff.



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Retired

Almost all, if not all, government agencies are very slow to update to a new
operating system. This has been true since PCs first came into use. So one
cannot assume that their delays in taking on Vista is a criticism of Vista.
 
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