It is, of course, appropriate to condemn those who have written the virus that has deliberately crippled the NHS and put lives at risk and I do so, unreservedly.
That said I think it wholly appropriate to ask three further questions. The first is why the NHS was at risk because so many of its units were running machines using Windows XP that has not been supported by Microsoft for years?
Second, it is fair to ask is why Microsoft can leave the world at risk by not supporting its software?
Third, it’s appropriate to ask what economic system can result in such a combination of circumstances arising?
At which point Snippa insists that the ne National Investment Bank should create an operating system to:
but in the real world where most people use IT the demands are pretty basic. Email, a word processor, maybe a spread sheet, access to the web where the demands are not that high, and the ability to run pre-programmed database operations linked to a file server. That is pretty much it.
And we’ll run the NHS on that.
All of this stemming from the initial analysis that it was Windows XP which was the problem.
Chief among the revelations: more than 97 percent of infections hit computers running Windows 7, according to attacks seen by antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab. By contrast, infected Windows XP machines were practically non-existent, and those XP PCs that were compromised were likely manually infected by their owners for testing purposes.
So not XP then:
The figures challenge the widely repeated perception that the outbreak was largely the result of end users who continued to deploy Windows XP, a Windows version Microsoft decommissioned three years ago. In fact, researchers now say, XP was largely untouched by last week’s worm because PCs crashed before WCry could take hold. Instead, it now appears, the leading contributor to the virally spreading infection were Windows 7 machines that hadn’t installed a critical security patch Microsoft issued in March
Microsoft did issue a patch, it did work, the software was all still under security update support, it’s just that the NHS systems are so crap that they didn’t install the patch.
And these are the people who should write a new operating system?
But no, we’re not going to see a walk back, are we? The view from he stump is that the Curajus State must write operating systems and that’s that.