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  • A must-read article on Microsoft’s Windows strategy, from Peter Bright

    Posted on October 21st, 2018 at 07:48 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you haven’t yet read it, take a while and look at Peter Bright’s latest article in Ars Technica.

    The title needs parsing — “Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it” — but don’t let that throw you off.

    Bright argues, persuasively, that the root problem with Win10’s instability isn’t solely due to the ridiculous pace of two new versions per year. Rather, the fundamental source of our angst lies in how Microsoft mis-manages the development process.

    Patch Lady Susan and I have been deeply embroiled in this argument for a long time, as you know. Bright brings a new perspective, and one that’s made me re-think several of my positions.

    It’s entirely possible that the absurd breakneck pace of change we’re seeing masks a complete breakdown in Microsoft’s ability to produce reliable software.

    All I know for sure is that Windows is on a vicious downward spiral.

    I don’t recommend Windows to any of my friends any more.

    Sad.

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