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Re: [K12OSN] Windows Reliability Threatened

I'm still not sure why he said "could be threatened" instead of "could continue
to be threatened" or, better yet, "could continue to be unreliable."  Maybe he
would save himself some trouble if he were just to say that it really doesn't
matter whether or not IE is pulled from the OS, it's going to be buggy
(unreliable, slow, pick your word), anyway.


--- Kirk Rheinlander <kirk kpj2 com> wrote:
> Bill Gates testified yesterday that if Windows was broken apart into 
> component pieces, the product reliability would be compromised.
> Does this mean that Windows reliability could get worse?
> Any software architect worth his salt, knows that monolithic code on a 
> large project radically increases the complexity, and therefore, the 
> potential for errors, and resultant decrease in reliability.
> If this is, as Mr. Gates testified, a monolithic entity that cannot be 
> easily broken apart, the potential for significant errors is not only 
> probable, it is a statistical guarantee!! With NT (the last Windows version 
> that I have documented KLOC data on) it had over 30 million LOC (lines of 
> code). Performance would be compromised, for everyone knows that 
> abstraction interfaces between modules decreases performance (that is why 
> Windows is so fast and LINUX so slow, right ;-)
> Yet with 30 million lines of code, one would assume that significant 
> redundancy exists in the code.
> OK, so the famed reliability of LINUX, being made up of many modular 
> entities, is a fluke?? And the "f[l]amed" [un]reliabliity of Windows is due 
> to it's superior design.
> It is a good thing that this debacle is in a court of law; the technical 
> community should be able to see through this testimony as the sham that it
> is!
> MHO - Kirk
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