Rewrite of Windows Vista underway? Hogwash!

I can’t believe that headlines get written like this. Totally 100% false. Provably so. I totally agree with Alec Saunders. Can the journalist and editor who wrote this do some homework please?

Update: I just talked with Frank Shaw, vice president at Waggener Edstrom (Microsoft’s main PR company), he says this article is absolutely not true. Frank knows more people inside Microsoft than anyone else I know (he hangs out with all the execs). There aren’t any Xbox developers moving to Windows, he tells me (verified from other people I know inside Microsoft too).

More on this story is on Memeorandum.

114 thoughts on “Rewrite of Windows Vista underway? Hogwash!

  1. Numbskulls, there is no way any company could rewrite that much code. The story is bogus.
    On another note… my town needs to fix a pothole on main street before the parade this weekend. In response the town said that the state is going to re-pave every road in the state tonight and be done before the parade starts tomorrow.

  2. Numbskulls, there is no way any company could rewrite that much code. The story is bogus.
    On another note… my town needs to fix a pothole on main street before the parade this weekend. In response the town said that the state is going to re-pave every road in the state tonight and be done before the parade starts tomorrow.

  3. I believe this to be false, yet true.

    They may not be moving Xbox programmers to move over to the Window’s team, but, do they not need someone to program the 360′s Media Center upgrade which is currently not included in the CTP?

    Sure, 60% of code may not need to be re-written, but, isn’t it said that alot of code is ‘tweaked’?

    Looking over all the feedback on Microsoft’s beta site, I notice there are alot of small things here and there. A spelling error here, duplicate icons there, MSN not rendering right in IE7 (that was an OLD problem, which is resolved). But, I can see where this idea of a large amount of code being changed stems from. But, I do not see it at 60%, that is just outright stupid.

    For the installation of the CTP as one person mentioned, are you using Staged (sysprep’d) builds or unstaged? If you are using a Staged build, there could be problems. Try using the unstaged, which are slower, but are bound to work better.

  4. I believe this to be false, yet true.

    They may not be moving Xbox programmers to move over to the Window’s team, but, do they not need someone to program the 360′s Media Center upgrade which is currently not included in the CTP?

    Sure, 60% of code may not need to be re-written, but, isn’t it said that alot of code is ‘tweaked’?

    Looking over all the feedback on Microsoft’s beta site, I notice there are alot of small things here and there. A spelling error here, duplicate icons there, MSN not rendering right in IE7 (that was an OLD problem, which is resolved). But, I can see where this idea of a large amount of code being changed stems from. But, I do not see it at 60%, that is just outright stupid.

    For the installation of the CTP as one person mentioned, are you using Staged (sysprep’d) builds or unstaged? If you are using a Staged build, there could be problems. Try using the unstaged, which are slower, but are bound to work better.

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