Comparing closed firmware with general purpose OS is bogus
Posted Jan 18, 2007 18:12 UTC (Thu) by pascal.martin
In reply to: Comparing closed firmware with general purpose OS is bogus
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
To add to my own comment, I also disagree with Tanenbaum's comment that DVD players are bug free and just work.
I recently created a DVD with some simple menus using dvdauthor. It worked fine with Oggle. It worked fine on my $25 DVD player. It worked fine on my sister's DVD player in France. It worked fine on my mother's neighbour DVD player. It does not work on my mother's Philips DVD player. Only God knows...
Go to any web site dedicaced to the very subject of DVD players and you will find that this model plays this but not that, etc...
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