Bruce, I don't think you are going to find hard "evidence" for either
conclusion. But Bruce's conclusion is consistent with my own
experiences, and that of many other Administrators that I discuss
issues like this with.
Since its inception, supporting NT 3.0 beta and onward, I have been
dealing with BSOD's. In total, there have been comparatively very few
times were it was a direct fault of MS code. It has very commonly
been in relation to 3rd party drivers that needed reworking or
updating by the 3rd-party manufacturer.
This is not PR spin (of which I don't think you could find any
published PR spin for either side of this argument either). This is
real world experience with the NT+ products across i386 and Alpha
hardware platforms using peripheral devices from many different major
manufactures. There are admins on both sides of the anti-MS fence
that I communicate with that would agree with this conclusion.
On 10/3/05, Bruce Ediger <eballen1 () qwest net> wrote:
On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Steve Friedl wrote:
The majority of BSODs are caused by buggy third-party drivers and malware
(rootkits, etc.) Is that part of "Microsoft's monopolistic abuse"?
Does any kind of evidence (apart from PR-flack-based spin) exist for this
Can you point me to it?
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