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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RE[7]: Huh?
by vitae on Sat 25th Mar 2006 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Huh?"
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Precisely. How many people actually use Windows because they thoroughly enjoy it, simply that think that it's a marvelous operating system? They use it because it comes with the machine. If Linux (or Solaris for that matter) came with the machine, they'd use that. They might or might not switch to Windows based on how bad they needed it. Certainly that price tag for a non-upgrade version of Windows would be a factor. Most people wouldn't shell out that kind of money. They would make do with open source apps, and that free-as-in-beer thing would go a long way with them.

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