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Slow File Copy Bug in Vista: An Excellent Case for Open Source Development

Dec 24, 2007, 05:00 (11 Talkback[s])

"Clearly, Microsoft is quite capable of implementing a decent file copy algorithm, as we have seen with Windows XP, for example, which did not have any of these problems. I'm sure they have good people working on it. Apparently, though, it can't be a trivial issue, since it's been taking them a long time already. The fact that it only affects some users and not others certainly doesn't make the debuggung task any simpler. I know from experience that those hard to reproduce bugs are the worst. But Microsoft's lack of acknowledgement keeps the users frustrated, and provides ample ground for conspiracy theories to grow, suspecting the cause of the problem in the various DRM features that are built into Vista.

"But let us just ponder for a moment what would happen if Vista was open source...?"

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