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Re: [News] Microsoft Tells OEM's How to Design Vista-Tailored Computers

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 02 August 2006 03:00 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Sinister Midget
> <phydeaux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Wed, 02 Aug 2006 00:39:37 GMT
> <im85q3-4pl.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> On 2006-08-01, The Ghost In The Machine <ewill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> posted something concerning:
>>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
>>>  wrote
>>> on Tue, 01 Aug 2006 04:11:12 +0100
>>>> ...Because the OS cannot be secured until 60% of Vista's code gets
>>>> re-written.
>>> OK, dumb question -- how is that 60% figure arrived at? :-)

When I first read this, I believe this came from Jim Allchin--that who
intends to retire when the Pig hits the shelves.

>> Various posts online claim this is bogus. But all I could find to back
>> them up were more posts from people saying it was bogus.
> Hm.  I'll admit I have no idea how bogus it is myself,
> but the article basically states that it's the word of
> an unnamed insider.  If it is indeed the case that 60%
> of the code (using the metric kLOCs, maybe or maybe not
> including comments) has to be rewritten, it already is,
> and is going to be, very bad code.  If it's about 40-50M [*]
> lines of code it will take years to properly review, let
> alone fix.  Assuming 10 seconds per line, which is a gross
> underestimate, one gets more than half a year.  And then
> there's the design considerations...
> Most of the article concerns an internal memo written
> by Kevin Johnson, Co-President of the Windows Division.
> An interesting side dependency: the next version of Viiv,
> Intel's new micro, may wait for Vista.
> Color me even more puzzled now.  Meanwhile, Linux and
> Others continues to innovate at a reasonably good pace.
> The whole of a Linux distro may not be so much designed
> as evolved, but the individual pieces fit very well together
> because of standards, and the pieces are designed well.
> [*] at one point XP was estimated to be 30M lines.  I'm
>     obviously inflating it a little. :-)

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