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1245950.  Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:18 pm Reply with quote

I can't speak for crissdee's former employer, but the ticket machines made by its main rival Scheidt and Bachmann run Windows XP.

I know this because I have once or twice seen a Windows XP error message on the screen of a machine that wasn't working!

1245955.  Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:44 pm Reply with quote

Yes, they ran/still run (afaik) on XP. There was talk before I left of updating to W10, but with 2,000 machines on the fleet, the task would have been slightly Herculean. As the company now seems to heading for the u-bend with depressing alacrity, I imagine the upgrade will not be happening. And even at their best, my former employers would have struggled to reach the FTSE 496,782!

Alfred E Neuman
1245960.  Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:16 pm Reply with quote

charliemic wrote:
The mainframe from the matrix is based on actual mainframes, which use COBAL, a very old language.

Would that be similar to COBOL then?

1245985.  Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:02 am Reply with quote

Would that be similar to COBOL then?

Ouch! My mistake. I also seem to have invented the FSE100. Note to self: no more use of a mobile device & double check everything.


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