- December 8, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Enterprise Software
Microsoft has confirmed that it is investigating a problem described as the “black screen of death”, which affects its latest operating system.
The error means that users of Windows 7 see a totally black screen after logging on to the system. The firm said it was looking into reports that suggest its latest security update was the cause the problem. Reports suggest the flaw also affects Vista, XP and other systems.
Software firm Prevx, which has issued a fix for the problem, says “millions” of people may be affected.
Lets face it, Windows is a part of our lives. But the real question is, is the BSOD really necessary with each new release? Is there a genuine issue with Microsoft’s product delivery/versioning lifecycle? if so – when do they intend to correct it?
Half of Windows releases have had ‘mediocre’ success owing to issues like this – isn’t it time someone at Microsoft woke up n said “hey, that’s really screwing up my company’s image, and I wont put up with this anymore!”.
People like Gates and Ballmer(Microsoft) , Jobs(Apple), Page and Brin (Google) have spent a lifetime’s worth of effort bringing the software world where it is today. Inconsistencies like these place question marks on everyone’s credibility. Will Microsoft ‘take it personally’ and get rid of such black marks for good? Or is there sabotage at work within the giants dev. cycle?
Do post your heart out.
News Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8388253.stm