Microsoft Code at Fault for Half of all Windows Crashes You can imagine the SlashDot response to Microsoft’s claim that half of all Windows crashes are the fault of third-party code.
Flamester writes “In a ZDNet Australia story, Microsoft is claiming that half of all MS Windows crashes are the fault of third party code, not their own. That is, according to Dr. Watson. The article also goes into the ‘rigor in which MS tests their products before release’. ”
I am not a technical wizard at the details of the Windows architecture, but my understanding is that there are levels of protection you can develop between the layers of code to prevent a wayward application from crashing the system. In a compromise of performance vs. stability, Microsoft has lowered that protection, and that’s the source of a lot of these problems.