finally catching up to microsoft

Story: Linux kernel 'getting buggier,' leader saysTotal Replies: 2
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May 06, 2006
1:41 PM EDT
"Lead maintainer Andrew Morton says defects are being added to the production kernel faster than they're being fixed."

Good, finally someone is investing some energy in catching up to microsoft. They have a huge lead, but the kernel team is talented and hard-working.

May 06, 2006
1:55 PM EDT

Sure they may be able to crank up their efforts enough to get a respectable load of bugs in place, but they are sooo far behind in such wondrous accomplishments as PR and security.

"Honestly, security experts don't pick on Microsoft because we have some fundamental dislike for the company. Indeed, Microsoft's poor products are one of the reasons we're in business. We pick on them because they've done more to harm Internet security than anyone else, because they repeatedly lie to the public about their products' security, and because they do everything they can to convince people that the problems lie anywhere but inside Microsoft." -- Bruce Schneier, 2002

Microsoft's lead in putting broken screen doors in submarines and then blaming the flood on the passengers is just formidable.

May 06, 2006
2:15 PM EDT
you forget the added income from screen door replacement, then there's the hull patching service and the franchise for those little oxygen cylinders...

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