"According to an internal Microsoft memo viewed by Sm@rt
Reseller, the company needs to fix tens of thousands of bugs
contained in the final Win2000 release code. Fixing these bugs is
the top-priority assignment for Microsoft group VP Jim Allchin's
"Our customers do not want us to sell them products with over
63,000 potential known defects. They want these defects corrected,"
stated one of Microsoft's Windows development leaders, Marc
Lucovsky, in the memo. "How many of you would spend $500 on a
piece of software with over 63,000 potential known
"Market researchers have repeated warnings to their clients
against upgrading immediately to Win2000. Several outfits have
advised customers to wait until Microsoft issues its first or
second service pack before deploying Win2000. And research outfits
made these suggestions before the exact bug tallies came to
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