What is a bug???

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Dennis Pack x64, IE7B2, May 12, 2006.

  1. A bug by definition is something that doesn't work as designed. Windows XP
    X64 has been very stable since CPP releases. The bug has been from the third
    party, including program developers and driver developers. Most mother
    board, sound and video card manufacturers have been developing drivers for
    their components since the system was in the beta stages. Other hardware
    manufacturers have been lagging way behind and are still lacking required
    drivers over a year after the operating system was released. Microsoft doesn't
    write the drivers and has also had trouble getting drivers for components
    that it sells. The media excuse is that they're waiting for Vista, but if
    you read the other news groups, x64 drivers are still lacking with system
    being ready for a CPP release soon. I plan on testing Vista x64 when the CPP
    is released. If a bug is found in the operating system it should be
    reported. If there is a concern about a driver or lack of a driver the
    complaint should be lodged with the component manufacturer. If there is a
    program compatibility concern contact the program vendor. A good example of
    a program issue, I found a bug with Retrospect back-up software after it was
    listed as being x64 compatible. I contacted technical support, they verified
    the incompatibility concern and within a couple weeks a patch was issued.
    Dennis Pack x64, IE7B2, May 12, 2006
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Probably the first stick with a rock tied to the end of it didn't work as
    designed. I don't know if I would have called that a bug though.

    "Dennis Pack x64, IE7B2" <> wrote in message
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    >A bug by definition is something that doesn't work as designed.
    Gary Mount, May 13, 2006
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    jacob navia Guest

    Gary Mount a écrit :
    > Probably the first stick with a rock tied to the end of it didn't work as
    > designed. I don't know if I would have called that a bug though.
    >


    Why not?

    Bugs are not new!
    :)
    jacob navia, May 13, 2006
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  4. Dennis Pack x64, IE7B2

    Gary Mount Guest

    The term bug is a relatively new term first used after electrical equipment
    was invented.
    Here is some information I found...
    "The term was use during Thomas Edison's life to mean an industrial defect.
    And in Hawkin's New Catechism of Electricity, an 1896 electrical handbook
    from Theo. Audel & Co.) included the entry:
    The term "bug" is used to a limited extent to designate any fault or
    trouble in the connections or working of electric apparatus.

    In discussing the origin of the term, the book notes that the term is

    said to have originated in quadruplex telegraphy and have been transferred
    to all electric apparatus."


    "jacob navia" <> wrote in message
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    > Gary Mount a écrit :
    >> Probably the first stick with a rock tied to the end of it didn't work as
    >> designed. I don't know if I would have called that a bug though.
    >>

    >
    > Why not?
    >
    > Bugs are not new!
    > :)
    Gary Mount, May 13, 2006
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  5. That may well be right, but do note that a 'bug' can also be deliberately
    inserted and may as such work perfectly as designed.

    And I've heard that it originated as a 'soldering' term?

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, May 13, 2006
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    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Sat, 13 May 2006 12:19:15 +0200, "Tony Sperling"
    <> wrote:

    >That may well be right, but do note that a 'bug' can also be deliberately
    >inserted and may as such work perfectly as designed.
    >
    >And I've heard that it originated as a 'soldering' term?


    The above sounds more like an "easter egg".

    I was taught that the bug was first used around the time of the Eniac, and
    it referred to when the Eniac wasn't working, this was usually caused by a
    bug (moth, fly etc), which got stuck between a relay, causing the computer
    to malfunction.

    jud

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    Jud Hendrix, May 13, 2006
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    DP Guest

    "Jud Hendrix" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > I was taught that the bug was first used around the time of the Eniac, and
    > it referred to when the Eniac wasn't working, this was usually caused by a
    > bug (moth, fly etc), which got stuck between a relay, causing the computer
    > to malfunction.


    A legend.
    DP, May 13, 2006
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  8. "DP" <> wrote in
    news::

    >
    > "Jud Hendrix" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> I was taught that the bug was first used around the time of the
    >> Eniac, and it referred to when the Eniac wasn't working, this was
    >> usually caused by a bug (moth, fly etc), which got stuck between
    >> a relay, causing the computer to malfunction.

    >
    > A legend.


    Yes and no. The story is true but it's NOT the first use of the term
    "bug" to describe a problem, that may be hundreds of years earlier.

    (You'll need to scroll down the page quite a way)
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-h/g-hoppr.htm

    and:

    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h96000/h96566kc.htm
    David R. Norton MVP, May 13, 2006
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