Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:11 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet Explorer "There, I said it. Microsoft has been bombarding the media with claims about how much better IE9 is than all the other browsers, more HTML5 and CSS3 compliant than any other browser that ever existing and ever will. It's the only browser that passes all the tests they made up. And, Microsoft has finally implemented the CSS3 selectors that were implemented by other browsers back in, what? 2003? Because Microsoft has updated IE to support CSS3 selectors and rounded corners, they want us to believe that somehow IE9 magically supports the whole slew of CSS3 visual styling. I'm afraid it doesn't. As a matter of fact, IE9's support for CSS3 visual styling is so poor that the results are shocking."
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 00:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Because he's not being payed to seek bugs for Microsoft, a big company with obviously lousy management of their software development process.


Why the fuck do you think Microsoft has public betas? to get feedback of course! if you're a developer, come across a bug then head over to the Microsoft website and say, "hey, I found a bug here - is this a known one? can I hope to see this fixed soon before I spend hours trying to develop a work around?".

Sorry, but software development isn't the great unwashed masses and the ivory tower with nether interacting with each other. There is a public beta for a purpose and the fact that the web developer couldn't be even bothered contacting Microsoft to report a bug tells me he is more concerned with bashing Microsoft than bringing the bug to their attention.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 06:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Do you know how many of the bug reports I've filed with microsoft over IE behavior that I found in public betas have been fixed? Wanna guess ? I'll give you a hint: multiply the number of bugs fixed ( call it X ) by any number (call it Y) and you will get X back.

XY=X for all Y in R

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RE: ding Ding DING
by gfolkert on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 14:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

I have a similar score on the bugs I used to report for all Microsoft Products.

The only ones that actually got fixed (two) had to deal with Data Corruption in

1) Excel cells in a column were truncating data when a certain long set of calcs were performed in two or more other cells/columns based on one this one column.

2) Microsoft ODBC drivers for Oracle, when using Crystal Reports and generating these same Excel Reports would some how do a "Big Endian - Little Endian" conversion of the data in a column effectively flipping the least significant to the most significant and on down the line in the data.

Those are the only two bugs (out of hundreds) I have ever seen fixed. Of course, this was 1999-2003 era, when I was dealing Peoplsoft and Oracle and Wonderful Windows.

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