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Re: Bigger burger roll needed
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:25:27 -0400

On Mon, 03 Oct 2005 06:42:37 PDT, Steve Friedl said:
On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 08:50:27AM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
One acronym: BSOD.  Why have users learned what it is, and grown accepting of
seeing one?  Do you know any Windows users who have *never* encountered one?

The majority of BSODs are caused by buggy third-party drivers and malware
(rootkits, etc.) Is that part of "Microsoft's monopolistic abuse"?

Perhaps if they hadn't been so busy designing baroque undocumented APIs for the
use of their own monopolistic software(*), they could have designed a cleaner API
that would have resulted in more stable third-party drivers.... ;)

(*) Yes, they exist.  Remember MS having to open and document them as part of
one of their anti-trust losses? ;)

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