I recently came across an article on The Register that talked about the UK’s Royal Navy and their installation of “Windows for Submarines” in their submarine warship fleet. If you’re like me, you’re probably reading that thinking, Windows for Submarines?? That’s a version of Windows I didn’t know existed! Well the truth is that’s not really its name. Yes, there is a project that involved installing a Windows-based command system in this unique military environment, but the official name is actually Submarine Command System Next Generation (SMCS NG). According to the article, the use of commercial-off-the-shelf technology is expected to save the UK taxpayer as much as £22m in support costs over the next ten years - a bit more than £2m a year. Sounds great, but we just wish they would really call it “Windows for Submarines.” That sounds much better.