Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 08:39 UTC, submitted by rx182
Windows Microsoft this Friday will ship the final pre-release version of Windows Vista and, unexpectedly, will name the release as Release Candidate 2. Previously, Microsoft had publicly asserted that it would not ship an RC2 milestone release of Windows Vista. But don't let the name fool you: RC2 is really just a standard interim build of Vista and will not be given out to millions of users as was RC1.
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RE: LOL
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 15:33 UTC in reply to "LOL"
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

I am amazed they would have the stones to call this RC2 with 1400 known bugs (2400+ for RC1). With a brand new network stack that bug count can do nothing but increase. I truly see a disaster on the horizon for Microsoft. This isn't just MS bashing. I believe they will survive because they own most of the market. At least Sony will be glad to have the spotlight turned on someone else.

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RE[2]: LOL
by stare on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 15:44 in reply to "RE: LOL"
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2005-07-06

~1000 bugs was fixed in two weeks (since Sep. 22), there is plenty of time left to fix the remaining 1400. Don't panic ;)

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RE[2]: LOL
by twenex on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 15:49 in reply to "RE: LOL"
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2006-04-21

That's exactly why they "have the stones" to do this. Though technically it's not having the stones, it's being too cowardly to compete honestly with the other players in the marketplace. Imagine if MacOS X, Linux, and Windows came out of nowhere right now, all other things being equal: People would laugh long and hard at MS. (And no, Linux is NOT "too hard" to compete with MS. If that argument worked then Macintosh would have quickly overtaken MS-DOS. It didn't - why? Among other things, because it was only available from one supplier.)

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RE[3]: LOL
by eMagius on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 16:55 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
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2005-07-06

Though technically it's not having the stones, it's being too cowardly to compete honestly with the other players in the marketplace.

No, it's called "competition". You know, playing to win. Ronaldo doesn't play football in a gunny sack to make it "fair" for the opposition. Toyota doesn't use make their vehicles unstable to give Ford a "fair" chance. Christina Aguilera doesn't snort and cough during her vocal recordings to make things "fair" for Ashlee Simpson.

If that argument worked then Macintosh would have quickly overtaken MS-DOS. It didn't - why?

The Mac was priced exhorbitantly high and lacked useful software when compared to the IBM PC and knock-offs.

That's not at all the case with Vista ("free" for new PC buyers/inexpensive for OEM purchasers; best software library/ecosystem around; excellent stability, performance, and usability).

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RE[2]: LOL
by n4cer on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:39 in reply to "RE: LOL"
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2005-07-06

Bugs are a catchall. It doesn't necessarily imply a code defect. It could be a feature request, by-design behavior that the user thinks is a bug, documentation errors, actual bugs already fixed in internal builds but not yet addressed, or any number of issues. They could also be issues external to Microsoft such as hardware or driver issues.

Edited 2006-10-03 18:43

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