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Happy Feet tap along with Windows NT

The makers of Oscar winning film "Happy Feet" see no reason to upgrade their workstations beyond Windows NT.

The makers of Oscar winning film "Happy Feet" see no reason to upgrade their workstations beyond Windows NT.

Michael Twigg, production resource manager, Animal Logic, said he saw no reason to move off of a platform that was still working — quoting the idiom, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

"We've done a lot of development over the years, we've been using it successfully for a long time ... we've got a lot of in-house knowledge using it. It's natural to keep going with what you know, at least in the short term," he said.

Twigg stated though that the company is not tied to a particular vendor or platform, so if an upgrade occurs, the options are open.

"It's a technology based industry, so we are always open to whatever is out there ... We will employ whatever is appropriate for the job."

Twigg's comments came in an interview with Builder AU, after he delivered the keynote speech at Tech.Ed 2007, the largest developer conference in Australia, which focuses on Microsoft-based solutions.

A record number of delegates have descended upon the Gold Coast, with over 2,700 people attending Tech.Ed this year. This was the first time in the history of the event that it was sold out prior to opening day.

Tech.Ed continues until Friday.

The full interview with Twigg will be posted in the coming days.

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