Battling Google, Microsoft Battling Google, Microsoft Changes How It Builds Software

Posted by Abe on Sep 24, 2005 4:32 PM EDT
The Wall Street Journal - Online; By ROBERT A. GUTH
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"It's not going to work," Mr. Allchin says he told the Microsoft chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so complex its writers would never be able to make it run properly. [Jim Allchin] The news got even worse: Longhorn was irredeemable because Microsoft engineers were building it just as they had always built software. Throughout its history, Microsoft had let thousands of programmers each produce their own piece of computer code, then stitched it together into one sprawling program. Now, Mr. Allchin argued, the jig was up. Microsoft needed to start over.

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