Why Windows 10 is bad

Xen list at xenhideout.nl
Sun Dec 3 18:43:20 UTC 2017


If you care,

these are words from a Microsoft programmer:

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MS has some very talented programmers. They're not very common, but they 
exist. The problem is that the entire company is completely and totally 
focused on developing an absurd number of new features and products, 
giving them completely unrealistic deadlines, and then shipping software 
on those deadlines no matter how half-assed or buggy it is.

The idea is that everything is serviceable over the internet now, so 
they can just "fix it later", except they never do. This perpetuates a 
duct-tape culture that refuses to actually fix problems and instead 
rewards teams that find ways to work around them. The talented 
programmers are stuck working on code that, at best, has to deal with 
multiple badly designed frameworks from other teams, or at worst work on 
code that is simply scrapped. New features are prioritized over all but 
the most system-critical bugs, and teams are never given any time to 
actually focus on improving their code. The only improvements that can 
happen must be snuck in while implementing new features.
As far as M$ is concerned, all code is shit, and the only thing that 
matters is if it works well enough to be shown at a demo and shipped. 
Needless to say, I don't work there anymore.
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I already knew this, but it is good to hear.

The only problem for us here is that Linux basically also follows this 
model ;-).

The "release early, release often" model.

Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10936565

("Why you should not develop apps for Windows 10")



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