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"What's fundamentally wrong is that nobody ever had any taste when they did
it. Microsoft has been very much into making the user interface look good, but
internally it's just a complete mess. And even people who program for Microsoft
and who have had years of experience, just don't know how it works internally.
Worse, nobody dares change it. Nobody dares to fix bugs because it's such a mess
that fixing one bug might just break a hundred programs that depend on that bug.
And Microsoft isn't interested in anyone fixing bugs -- they're interested in
making money. They don't have anybody who takes pride in Windows 95 as an
operating system.People inside Microsoft know it's a bad operating system and
they still continue obviously working on it because they want to get the next
version out because they want to have all these new features to sell more copies
of the system."
"The problem with that is that over time, when you have
this kind of approach, and because nobody understands it, because nobody REALLY
fixes bugs (other than when they're really obvious), the end result is really
messy. You can't trust it because under certain circumstances it just
spontaneously reboots or just halts in the middle of something that shouldn't be
strange. Normally it works fine and then once in a blue moon for some completely
unknown reason, it's dead, and nobody knows why. Not Microsoft, not the
experienced user and certainly not the completely clueless user who probably
sits there shivering thinking "What did I do wrong?" when they didn't do
anything wrong at all."
"That's what's really irritating to
-- Linus Torvalds, BOOT Magazine, 9/98