From: sehh of H.I.C. & D.B.S. (sehh_at_altered.com)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2000 - 10:38:24 EDT
I think IBM's customer services may not be as good as it was, and
that IBM's software support also lacks from their bug-free solutions
that they had in the past, because of price wars.
Maybe IBM had to cut costs in many places, to compete with other
companies. Everyone knows that IBM has 30% or more bigger prices
in almost everything, so maybe thats their way in trying to compete.
Atleast from the software point of view, IBM has dropped their zero-bugs
tolerance. Remember that their latest line of AS/600 had many system problems,
(atleast they did in the UK, were it was even mentioned in computer mags).
Same thing for OS/2, in their lates releases IBM seems to write in Java to
makeOS/2 programs. Which resoults in slow programs and crappy code. This
can be seen in their TCPIP v4.1 package which has a Java configuration utils
and DHCP/DDNS runs under java too. VAC4 is so bloaded and filled with bugs
that its near unusable. I've never seen one single programmer who uses
VAC4 for his development work. Remember that Sun couldn't port the new
versions of StarOffice to VAC4, because VAC4 borked in memory usage. In the end
Sun won't release SO anyway.
I believe software developers don't really care about bugs, and thats Microsoft's
fault. Because MS Windoze forced users to accept bugs in their software. An average
MS Windoze user doesnt mind a few crashes a week! I can't tolerate a crash at all!
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