Microsoft announced a month long moratorium on new coding in order to fix bugs.
Purcell,their privacy chief is quoted
as saying Gates "is really annoyed by the incredible pain we put everyone through in computing" . Microsoft's bug problems and security vulnerabilities have lately been getting out of hand. There has also been rumours last month that Gates wants the entire company reoriented towards ..well providing bug free products. Do you think that serious changes are underway in Microsoft? What does it really take for an sofware development enterprise the size of Microsoft to have to provide secure, reasonably bug free products? (via GMSV
posted by justlooking
on Feb 6, 2002 -
Well, the word is out,
Windows 2000 ships this Thursday and, with it, approximately 63,000
bugs. The spokespeople are saying:
"All software ships with issues. The difference is (that) no software in the history of Microsoft development has ever been through the incredible, rigorous internal and external testing that Windows 2000 has been through."
While that's great and all, they didn't say they actually fixed the bugs that those 750,000 people found.
I certainly won't be switching anytime soon.
posted by othermatt
on Feb 14, 2000 -