Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 26th Sep 2005 03:33 UTC, submitted by CPUGuy
Windows Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive, walked into Bill Gates's office here one day in July last year to deliver a bombshell about the next generation of Microsoft Windows. "It's not going to work," Mr. Allchin says he told the Microsoft chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so complex its writers would never be able to make it run properly.
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integrated complexity
by evert on Mon 26th Sep 2005 07:40 UTC
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2005-07-06

Maybe I'm going to write an article about "integrated complexity" for OSnews. About how the *nix philosophy of little building blocks (LEGO) works better in the long run than integrating everything, because when your OS becomes both integrated and complex, there is little hope to stay organized.

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