Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Mar 2006 23:36 UTC, submitted by ma_d
Windows Ars is contradicting the 60% claim made earlier today, stating: "Reportedly, the Media Center code in the OS is in shambles, and needs to be saved by the Xbox code team. Curiosity piqued, I contacted my usual sources. In short, the story is an extreme exaggeration. I suppose this much is obvious from the mere fact that what was once a late November shipping date has now moved to January 2007: would the revelation that more than half of the code is in need of repair only translate into a two month delay? Of course not. I suppose the cynic could still invest in this rumor by arguing that the delay will stretch into 2007, but that has yet to be seen, and it really amounts to FUD at this point."
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Cynics!
by Brendan on Sat 25th Mar 2006 05:52 UTC
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Of course not. I suppose the cynic could still invest in this rumor by arguing that the delay will stretch into 2007, but that has yet to be seen, and it really amounts to FUD at this point.

Surely we can find better cynics than this!

What if 60% of Vista needs to be rewritten, but Microsoft is planning to release it after only rewriting 1% of it? The remaining 59% could be rewritten and released as "service packs" later on.

Of course this post is not meant to be taken seriously - I just like playing "devil's advocate" now and then...

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