After takin' a swig o' grog, Ray Ingles belched out this bit o' wisdom:
"A Microsoft developer who wishes to remain anonymous comments:
MS really shoots themselves in the foot in driver space. For those of
us that will willingly spend effort to improve the quality,
functionality, and availability of device drivers for MS OSs, the
tools, etc. they provide are actually getting progressively worse.
This is happening largely because MS fails to grasp the basic
concepts you've been talking about. In response to driver quality and
availability issues, they've consistently made exactly the wrong
decisions: rather than encouraging more people to help and providing
better tools, they try to make the system more and more closed and
dumb down the tools."
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