Reply to post: Re: I'm confused*

El Reg touches down at the ESA's Spanish outpost, sniffs around

Vincent Ballard

Re: I'm confused*

Drivers for esoteric hardware? That's the classic reason for science labs to keep antique kit running.

Or maybe they value stability over all else and don't want to risk a migration. That's the reason that a lot of hospitals still use WinXP. I was seeing IE6 in my logs for a clinical trial progress tracking website last year.

Incidentally, I spotted the Sun Microsystems badge in one of those photos before I got to the line about kit from companies which don't exist any more. Been a while since I saw that logo.

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