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Re: Bigger burger roll needed
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 07:51:34 -0400 (EDT)
: 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.
Fine, it isn't PR spin. But, compare this to Unix. How many times do you
run user-land, 3rd party applications, that cause a kernel panic?
Why does Windows *let* third party applications BSOD the core operating
system? Fine, Microsoft didn't code the application causing it, but they
sure coded the operating system that doesn't know how to handle malformed
And the first few years of Windows 95 saw many, *many* BSODs that were due
to Microsoft code. That lead to the general impression and sentiment you
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