Windows Vista - 50 million lines of source code

Posted on Monday, March 27 2006 @ 19:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Windows Vista is about 40 percent larger than Windows XP, with a total of more than 50 million lines of code:
"Windows is now so big and onerous because of the size of its code base, the size of its ecosystem and its insistence on compatibility with the legacy hardware and software, that it just slows everything down," observed David B. Yoffie, a professor at the Harvard Business School. "That's why a company like Apple has such an easier time of innovation."
More info over at ZD Net.




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