September 26th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Microsoft Admits Longhorn [Vista] is Broken
Here ya go folks.
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September 26th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Heh, awww.. too bad. Ya know, that Jim dude sure looks like some kind of weird female trans or something. Anyways, thanks for the link horsedude..
September 26th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Haha, thats by far the best part of the article.
Microsoft's holy grail is a system that cranks out a new, generally bug-free version of basic Windows every few years, with frequent updates in between to add enhancements or match a competitor's offering.
September 26th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Geeish !!!! i don't believe it micro$oft admitting something ? , finally they are
For thehorse13 : i thought the line in your signature is from Paparoach - Scars.
September 26th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Tend to agree with warlock - glad to see the giant is waking and smelling the coffee. Perhaps they'll write something of good use without bugs...like an o/s...
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September 26th, 2005, 10:07 PM
I think recently they have forgoten what an OS is. After all it is just an inviroment for applications to run in. It should not be a one stop solution for all operating needs.
Perhaps they'll write something of good use without bugs...like an o/s...
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September 26th, 2005, 10:38 PM
I'm confused. The headline on this thread says Longhorn (Vista) is broken. The article says Windows is broken, and kinda leads to Vista being the savior, etc.
Inquiring minds ...
September 26th, 2005, 10:48 PM
The way I read it, they seemed to be saying that their traditional development process was broken?
In the past, MS OSes have tended to be a development on top of a predecessor, whilst Longhorn (Vista) is supposed to be a major innovative departure? I guess that this has shown up the shortcomings in the development model?
September 26th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Yes, I agree with nihil
From page 1 of the article referenced above ( I loved this one ):
As I read it the article describes the changes in development methodology and ideology of Vista back toward old school to fix the unfixable original Longhorn.
Old-school computer science called for methodical coding practices to ensure that the large computers used by banks, governments and scientists wouldn't break. But ... companies like Microsoft didn't have time for that.
But I do have a problem nihil with your use of the word "traditional" when referencing Microsoft's development process. But then again, I guess they started that "tradition" that others now follow?
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September 27th, 2005, 12:45 AM
When I used the word "traditional" I was referring to Microsoft's traditions. For "old school" I would tend to use the term "classical"