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Win2000 has a few "defects" -- How many? -- 63,000?!

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BUGFEST!  Win2000 has 63,000 "defects"

Urging developers to clean up their code, a Microsoft exec says: 'How
many of you would spend $500 on a piece of software with over 63,000
potential known defects?' It ships Thursday.

By Mary Jo Foley, Sm@rt Reseller
UPDATED February 11, 2000 2:25 PMPT

Not everyone will be having fun at Microsoft Corp. next week. While
the software giant and its partners celebrate the arrival of Windows
2000 on Thursday, Feb. 17, hundreds of members of the Windows
development team will be busy cleaning up the mess.

Not the launch-party mess. The code mess. According to an internal
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) memo viewed by Sm@rt Reseller, the
company needs to fix tens of thousands of bugs contained in the final
Win2000 release code. Fixing these bugs is the top-priority assignment
for Microsoft group VP Jim Allchin's Windows team.

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