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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Well..
by Nelson on Sat 25th Mar 2006 02:34 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I'm also pretty sure it was misinterpreted and simply meant, 60% of the media code. Just another example of people not listening and/or twisting words to be able to take a jab at windows, nothing to see here.

Additionally, that 5 years to get to where we are is bull, they rewrote it once (for the better) so I'd say the time spent actually working on the Vista we see now is more like 2-3.

I wish them the best of luck with this and it will probably turn out nice seeing they have the XBox developers on the job.

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RE: Well..
by kaiwai on Sat 25th Mar 2006 09:24 in reply to "Well.."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Additionally, that 5 years to get to where we are is bull, they rewrote it once (for the better) so I'd say the time spent actually working on the Vista we see now is more like 2-3.

True; when you consider that worked was haulted on Vista to retrain programmers (aka, the grunters in the trenches), audit, and get Service Pack 2 out, plus the move to using Windows 2003 SP1 as the basis of Windows Vista.

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