MSNBC Gives Netscape Bug Reporting an 'F'
Monday July 26th, 1999
Ben Gertzfield writes, "Get this -- MSNBC is grading different corporations on how good their public bug-tracking systems are.
And, of course, being a MS-run site, they give Netscape an F because they couldn't find bugzilla.
How sad. Netscape is the ONE corp that's good enough to make all of its bugs totally public AND release their bug-tracking software as open source software, and MSNBC has to pull a stunt like this. See the article link for the exact text."
To find out about the quality of a company's bug reporting system, they do a search on "bug".
Tuesday July 27th, 1999 11:08 AM
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Their research methods are certainly questionable. And the article is supposedly about bug REPORTING -- and whilst Netscape at least gives you a talkback form to fill out when it crashes, MS, Adobe, Corel etc products don't. This should have earned a few more points for NS, but thats all IMHO anyway....
And, dammit, you people are FAR too critical of Microsoft! They don't have bugs, they have features. The BSOD, for example -- when you've been slaving over a thesis for three long hours, and click on "save", it's a GOOD THING that a nice calming blue screen comes up to take your mind off work, isn't it =)
-=Yusuf=-, who ranks Win95 as one giant bug...