"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
"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
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