Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Aug 2006 17:53 UTC
Windows "I have been testing Microsoft operating systems since Windows 95, and this is the buggiest OS I've seen this late in development," says Joe Wilcox, an analyst with Jupiter Research. "Look at the older operating systems, and by Beta 2 there is a stable foundation on which the [independent software vendors] can build. Right now, Vista is like a ship on stormy seas."
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wow
by tiiim on Wed 23rd Aug 2006 21:45 UTC
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2005-09-02

shocking a beta product has bugs in it... never!!! Come on everyone, we all like to throw the stones at the big guy because our niche OSes never ever crash and if they ever do we take pleasure in it. When you support the most hardware configs, millions of users using the system in billions of different ways on different time scales and metaframes I think MS are doing a good job... i just hope the final release is ready rather than rush because the anti-ms crowd wants to see them fall.... come MS don't release Vista until its ready.

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RE: wow
by indech on Thu 24th Aug 2006 00:46 in reply to "wow"
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2005-12-06

The point isn't that the beta of Vista has bugs in it. The point is that Vista has significantly more bugs than any previous release at their second beta, which would suggest that at release Vista could have more bugs than any previous release. And if anyone claims that XP wasn't buggy when it was released they are in serious denial.

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RE[2]: wow
by n4cer on Thu 24th Aug 2006 04:33 in reply to "RE: wow"
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2005-07-06

The point isn't that the beta of Vista has bugs in it. The point is that Vista has significantly more bugs than any previous release at their second beta, which would suggest that at release Vista could have more bugs than any previous release.

This isn't even provable without MS' tracking info, and as others have said, many of the bugs attributed to Vista are IHV bugs. For example, most display drivers released with Beta 2 were of alpha quality, plus Vista stresses more code paths in the drivers than previous versions of Windows. I've had the driver of a certain GPU verdor hang several times in Beta 2 and other builds, requiring the OS to reload the driver. The kernel mode mini driver for that GPU has also had problems which of course in that case requires restarting the system. Vista's weakest link is increased reliance on display drivers, meaning IHVs need to get their code right now more than ever, but it's a necessary dependence to give users a better experience overall. Predicting doom based on months old code is totally naive though.

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