Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th May 2006 20:19 UTC
Windows Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer denied reports that Vista will be delayed by a few weeks. In the meantime, a day after Microsoft announced availability of Windows Vista Beta 2, the first testers are overcoming download bottlenecks and obtaining bits. While many are finding the latest build to be more stable and better-performing, they also are still hitting driver and application compatibility issues, among other system problems.
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RE[3]: back to normal
by Gullible Jones on Thu 25th May 2006 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: back to normal "
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Where do you get the 40% figure? I once saw an article here to that effect, but it turned out to be bogus. You're probably quite right about the RAM consumption though, that's already a huge problem for XP.

(FWIW, you do bring up a good point - I haven't tried Vista, and probably won't, so I'll admit there's probably stuff I'm missing.)

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RE[4]: back to normal
by raver31 on Fri 26th May 2006 00:23 in reply to "RE[3]: back to normal "
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It is here;

The article claims 60% but Microsoft denied it immediately and stated that only 40% was needed rewritten, and that this is being transferred over to the Xbox team.
Read about that at ;

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RE[5]: back to normal
by Gullible Jones on Fri 26th May 2006 00:48 in reply to "RE[4]: back to normal "
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Wait, where on the site you gave does it say that about 40%?

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RE[5]: back to normal
by JonathanBThompson on Fri 26th May 2006 00:49 in reply to "RE[4]: back to normal "
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1. Your MSDN link is a very generic directory link: which page did you have in mind for people to view? A worthless link in practice.

2. That Smart House "article" is written at about the level of quality a huge amount of stuff posted/linked to here on OSNews is: shoddy writing, either in spelling or on content and correctness. Any supposedly "professional" article should be proofread and spellchecked, lest easy-to-spot dumb mistakes like this direct quote happen, which any spellchecker would catch:

"Microsoft has also admitted that it has major problems in it's Windows division and has has immediatly initiated a total restructure of the division, a move that comes after a costly delay in rolling out its Vista program."

Did you catch the missing 'e' in a certain word? I certainly did!

Now, go back to their first sentence at the top of the article, which says:

"Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista operating system is set to be rewritten as the Company "scrambles" to fix internal problems a Microsoft insider has confirmed to SHN."

Now, carefully read everything below with that article: absolutely nothing supports the statement of 60% of all Vista code needs to be rewritten, when taken in context later on when they mention media and entertainment stuff as needing to be rewritten, which most certainly is not 60% of the Vista code by lines of code or total system functionality: the most reasonable conclusion is that up to (maybe, if that: again, there's no quote to support their claims) 60% of that limited subset of Vista code (the media and entertainment stuff) needs to be rewritten.

David Richards was pulling stuff out of his butt when he gave that headline quote: I'd suggest you not be his bathroom servant and wipe his butt and grab it without question ;)

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