Comparing closed firmware with general purpose OS is bogus
Posted Jan 19, 2007 15:31 UTC (Fri) by tjc
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.
Second. I have a (fairly old and inexpensive) DVD player that is subject to buffer underruns. Unexpected things happen when this occurs, all well outside the category of "just working."
But I don't disagree with his premise, my cheap DVD player notwithstanding.
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