Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2008 20:27 UTC, submitted by rosebug
Bugs & Viruses 1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening up shop in Florida. It's also the birthyear of a 25 year old BSD bug, squashed only a few days ago.
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RE[3]: HEH
by smitty on Sun 11th May 2008 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HEH"
smitty
Member since:
2005-10-13

I understand how difficult it is to find every last single bug in a complex piece of software, but I still think it's a little odd how all the BSD devs are getting praised for fixing this bug like they are.

I mean, think about the kind of comments that would be here if it was a story about how Microsoft just fixed a 25 year old bug.

I'm pretty sure even Linux would get hammered, as people would come in claiming that the Linux devs spend too much time on new features without polishing the old ones, and someone would try to blame it on the unstable API.

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RE[4]: HEH
by Oliver on Sun 11th May 2008 08:51 in reply to "RE[3]: HEH"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

>but I still think it's a little odd how all the BSD devs are getting praised for fixing this bug like they are.


Do you know the meaning of sarcasm? It's some polite kind of it ;-)

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