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Microsoft responds to the 63,000 bug question

Source: undefined     Posted by Chris Maunder    Sunday, February 20, 2000 6:00pm    
Microsoft allays customers fears about the 63,000 "bugs" in Windows 2000

Jim Allchin, Group Vice President of the Platforms Group in Microsoft has strongly denied the reports of 63,000 bugs in Windows 2000. Jim has written an open letter to the community to assure Microsoft's customers that the reports of 63,000 bugs in Windows 2000 are inaccurate. Jim states "There was an internal development paper that described a broad set of focus areas for the team that mentioned the 63,000 number" but goes on to deny that this number has anything to do with the number of defects in the operating system. While there may have been a significant number of entries in their "bug" database, many of these may have only been feature requests, potential improvements, or false positives generated by their code analysis software. Microsoft have sent out over 750,000 beta versions of the software and are hoping to convince users that the days of releasing flawed software are over. Check out the original stories at,4153,2436920,00.html and,4586,2439261,00.html?chkpt=zdhpnews01 for the full stories.

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