ZDNet heeft een artikel geschreven waarin wordt gemeld dat Windows Millennium, de opvolger van Windows 98, nog steeds in erg buggy staat verkeerd. Deze informatie kregen ze van beta-testers die twijfelen of WindowsMe het zal redden voor een release in het derde kwartaal. Microsoft heeft Beta 3 overigens gepland staan voor 8 april.
In recent weeks, however, WindowsMe testers have questioned whether Microsoft will be able to ship the product by the rumored third-quarter delivery date.
"If you want to really see some buggy code, then take a test drive of Windows Millennium, which is mondo buggy," said one developer, who is participating in the private, invitation-only beta test.
The developer, talking on condition of anonymity, complained that Microsoft has not acknowledged bug reports via e-mail as it did in the past.
"So you don't even know if anyone ever reads the damn things," he said.
Microsoft has reportedly added a new TCP/IP stack to the most recent beta builds, resulting in Millennium breaking "half the cards out there," according to another beta tester.
"My laptop cannot even see the network, because the binding won't work," he said. "I can boot the same laptop into [Windows 2000] with the same settings and it is fine."