For the first time since 1994, BugNet will not be issuing an award this year. BugNet's awards go to those Windows-software companies that have debugged their software the best during the year. Apparently bug fix rates have declined with every new mass market version of Windows. The article also mentions that BugNet discovered a bug in FrontPage which allows users to delete their entire hard drives -- including Windows itself -- without a clear warning. Apparently they were told this was a feature, not a bug. In related news, NT 4.0 has failed FIPS 140-1 testing, meaning it cannot be sold to the US or Canadian governments.
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