The 60% Rewrite, Revisited

If you’re into technology and the like you probably heard the panic about Windows Vista needing 60% of its code to be rewritten. Squash (aka Phil Sim) has some additional insight into this story with background information about the dude who broke it, as well as some commentary about how Vista’s most recent slippage may be the worst Microsoft screwup ever, a lot of which I agree with. I’m not particularly liking January 2007 myself, as I wanted to build a machine for Vista. January’s always a bad month for me in terms of paychecks. Sigh.

You can imagine Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble is, erm…unhappy.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    Beh. A year and a half ago (or however long ago it was when it was still called Longhorn), I made a “prophecy” saying that the general public would reject it. Scary thing is that it’s becoming truer each day. I, myself, proudly admit making the Linux jump a little over a month ago. Before long, the only reason I’ll still have Win2k running is for a few games and that’s about it.

    My new opinion is that Microsoft is developing its own kryptonite.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    Beh. A year and a half ago (or however long ago it was when it was still called Longhorn), I made a “prophecy” saying that the general public would reject it. Scary thing is that it’s becoming truer each day. I, myself, proudly admit making the Linux jump a little over a month ago. Before long, the only reason I’ll still have Win2k running is for a few games and that’s about it.

    My new opinion is that Microsoft is developing its own kryptonite.