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SRO: Windows 2000 'Bugs': Setting The Record Straight

Feb 18, 2000, 21:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Because Microsoft is finally explaining its position to the public on this matter, I would like to elaborate on mine, as the author of the 63,000-bug story, as it has come to be known...."

"It would have been helpful if Microsoft provided that context last week, when Sm@rt Reseller was writing its story on this memo. Did we ask Microsoft for comments and context? Yes, we did. Microsoft PR representatives provided us with a statement claiming how reliably the company has worked during the four years it took to develop the operating system."

"That is all Microsoft said. Until this week, that is. Microsoft started providing lots of context to other media outlets attempting to verify the existence of the memo and understand where Microsoft was coming from in asking its own developers, "How many of you would spend $500 on a piece of software with over 63,000 potential known defects?"

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