[SATLUG] when will people learn?

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Mon Feb 28 13:00:43 CST 2011


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On 02/27/2011 05:22 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Geoff Edmonson wrote:
> 
>> What are the logistics involved in getting the original OS out
> 
> It is actually quite difficult.
> 
>> I contend that they KNOWINGLY release bad software upon the public
>> while they look for an answer to their screwups.
> 
> Management has to step in and set a deadline.  Marketing is a large
> consideration here.  If you leave it up to the software engineers, it
> will never be ready.  Really.

Being a software engineer, I can vouch for that. Sometimes shipping an
80% solution means *something* gets shipped. Waiting for a 100% or even
a 90% solution may never get done.

Look at Duke Nukem Forever ;)

As the software gets more complex, it's difficult to get all the edge
cases covered. In general, Windows works well. I use it as a wintendo
machine, and it hardly ever crashes. I don't do anything really fancy, I
only ever really install games, and when the thing gets slow and hosed
up (as it eventually does) I just reinstall.

David
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