Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jun 2006 13:50 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today. Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney today. "We're on the bug-hunt", he said.
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RE[2]: Cool...
by searly on Wed 21st Jun 2006 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool..."
searly
Member since:
2006-02-27

This has nothing to do with opensource. There is no source code, there is no sharing of code. They are using cheap labour to get their product tested.

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RE[3]: Cool...
by morglum666 on Wed 21st Jun 2006 16:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool..."
morglum666 Member since:
2005-07-06

Damn that microsoft! Damn them for using enthusiasts who volunteer to test their beta software!

Microsoft doesn't have to bow to your open source whims. They know what kind of creature they are (closed source) and they act accordingly.

my $.02

Cheers

Morglum

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RE[3]: Cool...
by The_Ace on Wed 21st Jun 2006 16:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool..."
The_Ace Member since:
2006-02-23

My comment was one of irony...

Still I'd rather see a more bulletproof vista when it comes out, it's the last you can expect of it.

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RE[3]: Cool...
by DrillSgt on Wed 21st Jun 2006 16:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool..."
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"This has nothing to do with opensource. There is no source code, there is no sharing of code. They are using cheap labour to get their product tested."

As do all the Linux distros. This is no different whether there is source code or not. Go ahead and actually sunmit a patch for a Linux program/distro. It will get kicked back unless you are one of the elite that they listen to, and you will get told what happens to you doesn't, and you must be doing something wrong. Cheap labor is cheap labor, no matter the OS, and having the code makes no difference

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RE[4]: Cool...
by Ford Prefect on Wed 21st Jun 2006 20:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool..."
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

I don't know what your experiences are, but I submitted several bugs and some of them indeed got fixed.


"cheap labor": you're right, its not about having the code or not alone; it's about:

1. Someone works on a product he will charge fees for

2. Someone gives away his efforts' results for free (and not only the right to use it, but actually, the code/work itself)


So why spend your time to help No. 1 without charging from him? He will even charge from yourself; no matter how many bugs you found.

That's the difference.

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