Xah Lee's Unixism

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSW.Invalid
Thu Sep 9 14:11:32 CEST 2004

On 07 Sep 04 09:44:24 -0800 in alt.folklore.computers, "Charlie Gibbs"
<cgibbs at kltpzyxm.invalid> wrote:

>In article <20040904.0140.57670snz at dsl.co.uk>, bhk at dsl.co.uk
>(Brian {Hamilton Kelly}) writes:
>>On Thursday, in article
>><slrncjf52a.oa.amajorel at vulcain.knox.com> amajorel at teezer.fr
>>"Andre Majorel" wrote:
>>> Are you arguing that the stability comes from the API, not from
>>> the implementation ? If so, why has NT become more stable over
>>> the years, since its API has not changed ?
>>I'd like to imagine that it's because there are fewer fuckwits using
>>it; BICBW....
>Does this mean that XP is getting less stable?

Well MS touted their SP2 security upgrade, then backed down rather
quickly, as it created as many new bugs and holes as it fixed, and
also broke a large number of third party applications, possibly
because they were coded to work with the way XP actually behaved,
rather than as it was documented to work. 

Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis 	Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Brian.Inglis at CSi.com 	(Brian[dot]Inglis{at}SystematicSW[dot]ab[dot]ca)
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