Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE: Security
by RandomGuy on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:43 UTC in reply to "Security"
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2006-07-30

Yeah, just about what I was going to say, plus:

"I hope to show that these bugs are rather complicated issues that are inevitable in any large software project. They have nothing in particular to do with Vista's design and everything to do with its sheer size." (from the article)

Putting all the backwards compatibility warts and other stuff in there is a design decision!
Maybe they've done their best to limit the ramifications of this decision but they still made it.

I do hope they soon come to the point where they question this decision because - as Vista's delayed release has shown - this way of development is no longer sustainable.

I mean, they really got the money to hire the best programmers out there if they're not already working for MS.
Imagine what they could achieve if they made a fresh start and stopped supporting ancient bugs just to keep the buggy apps running...

As other people have said before, the right time for this step will probably be when most applications use .NET.

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