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Windows: Top 10 worst/stupid uses

Microsoft has won the desktop and server wars. Thanks to VMWare Windows is spreading throughout the datacenter. And, of course, there is only one operating system to use if you are dependent on Microsoft apps like Outlook, Word, and Excel. While I have joined the chorus of security folks who rail against the Microsoft Monoculture I still cannot believe some of the uses for Windows. Some of them are just downright silly, some you may claim are criminally negligent.

So here is the Top Ten List of Worst Uses for Windows:

  1. To Display a Static Green Arrow Over the Open TSA Security Lanes at Detroit Metro
  2. Ticket Scanner at Frankfurt Airport
  3. Gift Certificate Dispensing Kiosk
  4. Job Application Kiosk
  5. Train Engine Controls
  6. Building Controls
  7. Manufacturing Controls
  8. ATMs
  9. SCADA Networks
  10. Medical Equipment

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