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SRO: Somebody Call An Exterminator

Feb 11, 2000, 23:50 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

[ Thanks to Julian Coombes for this link. ]

"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 Windows team."

"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 defects?..."

"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 light."

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