Andrew Brust blogged today that Windows Home Server now deserves a serious second look because Microsoft fixed the bug. When I say “the” bug, I mean the bug to end all bugs: it’s a file server, but if you saved certain kinds of files to it, they got corrupted. What kinds of files, you ask? Oh, just the type you’d use a home server for – MP3s, pictures, videos, that kind of thing.
Andrew complains because the fix is out, and the media’s not paying too much attention.
I’d like to comment on Andrew’s story, but he didn’t enable comments on his blog. (Chicken, baawwwk bawk bawk.) So allow me to retort here.
Here’s a short timeline of stories from Engadget:
- 2007 – December – Windows Home Server bug corrupts files
- 2008 – February – Windows Home Server bug affects even more apps than initially suggested
- 2008 – March – Microsoft promises there’s a fix coming
- 2008 – May – Microsoft says fix is really coming, for realz
- 2008 – July – Microsoft releases the fix
Awesome! So, if I’d have been using Windows Home Server, I would have only had a completely useless product for seven or eight months. Suweet. I’ll go buy that right away because now, you know, the bug is fixed. Why hasn’t this been the leading story on NBC News?!? It’s ready, baby! Bring on your precious home movies and photographs! Load ’em up! They’ll probably be fine! It’s gone through extensive testing – you know, that same kind of testing the first version went through. Only more extensive-r.
In other news, the Pinto no longer explodes when rear-ended. Please proceed to the nearest Ford dealer and pick up yours today!