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No Windows Vista Rewrite

Some news place in Australia claimed an inside source at Microsoft told them 60% of the existing Windows Vista code would have to be rewritten. This news had the techie bloggers pretty excited today.

Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista operating system is set to be rewritten as the Company “scrambles” to fix internal problems a Microsoft insider has confirmed to SHN.

Alec Saunders brings the obvious to light in his post. The “obvious” of course being the logistics of such a project.

What utter crap! 60% of Windows is millions and millions of lines of code. You can’t rewrite that much code, and ship in January. Maybe January 2009 if a 60% rewrite is needed, but not January 2007. Perhaps Microsoft is in denial, and Vista will never ship, or perhaps reporter Dave Richards is a tad too quick to jump on “the sky is falling” bandwagon.

There’s absolutely no way in hell they could ship Vista by Jan 2007 if they had to do 60% of the code again. They probably should do it though, just base it off Linux or BSD and they’d be good. heh.

Microsofts Robert Scoble
says the 60% code rewrite claims are bogus. Thank you Robert, my mind is at ease.

Well, now what?

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  • even if 5% needs rewritting,
    Vista is in serious jeopardy,
    after 5B it’s a disaster

    Balmers head should be served up to the share holders
    he rants and raves but doens’t produce the goods.

    fire him
    and get this death march project under control
    its slipped for 3 years now boys.