Re: Earth to Microsoft
"So I don't do weather forecasting or anything else highly technical"
But if you did you'd mostly be using a Unix or Linux . :
"Speaking at the Open Gov Summit, Mallin said the agency has used Linux for 10 years.
He said most of the Met Office's website runs on open source, with some proprietary software, such as an Oracle database.
Mallin said the Met Office used IBM’s AIX proprietary operating system on its supercomputers, but was running Python internally for programs, with Red Hat also running on its IBM mainframes.
“The desktops are also a mixed economy, we have 1,800 people working at the Met Office and 1,300 have Windows. But 500 of our scientists use Red Hat, as they find it a faster way of doing things.”"