In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Wed, 26 Apr 2006 02:57:02 +0100
> __/ [ Robert Newson ] on Tuesday 25 April 2006 22:49 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Microsoft has played down a feature in open source rival OpenOffice.org
>>> | that removes some password protection on Office applications.
>>> | [...]
>>> | John McCreesh, marketing project co-lead for OpenOffice.org, said that
>>> | the removal of protection passwords from Excel files was a feature of
>>> | Calc, not a bug.
>> Feature:- Bug as described by the marketing Department
>>  An Apple ][ manual glossary definition
> Gates /et al./ were always able to sell the computer with CTRL+ALT+Delete,
> which of course was a feature.
> "I may have invented Control-Alt-Delete, but Bill [Gates] made it famous"
> Could BSoD also be called a feature? Call in the spin doctors.
> Best wishes,
BSOD is in fact a feature, probably put in by a nameless
engineer in NT and Windows long ago (there are a number
of variants). I don't know how useful it is of course,
and the fact that it pops up way too often is a tribute --
if one can call it that -- to other engineers in Microsoft
who got a little sloppy.
Maybe we'll find out in a manner similar to the outing
of Mark Felt, who kept the secret for the longest time
that he was the infamous Watergate Scandal's "Deep Throat". :-)
Windows Vista. Because it's time to refresh your hardware. Trust us.