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".

#26 Fuzzy logic...

by Luddite

Tuesday July 27th, 1999 11:19 AM

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Nothing at all. I merely made the point that I found it interesting that those who made the most money were the worst offenders of acknowledging bugs in their software. I guess acknowledging bugs is either bad for business or doesn't really mean anything to users. Otherwise, users would logically be choosing companies other than MS, Adobe, Symantec etc. Get it?

As for Corel, I'll wait and see. I really dug them in the early 90s, but a single profitable quarter doesn't mean they are out of the woods yet. they put all their eggs in the Java basket in the mid-90s and really got burned. Now they are doing virtually the same with Linux.

And you obviosuly aren't referring to WordPerfect on the Mac since it's been dropped. I don't think consumer products like PrintHouse2000 is going to save them in the market. If Adobe and Metacreations can't make it in that market how can Corel?