Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Pirate Lab

Ryan writes on the Xobni blog:

One morning after some deep meditation, the Xobni team woke up and realized that not everyone uses Xobni on the same Dell Inspirons and IBM ThinkPads that we all use. Matt’s head almost exploded from this realization. True story.

We knew that testing had to be done on the machines our users were actually using. This involves more than simply doing testing on virtual machines, which we have used since day 1. Instead we needed computers that have all the pre-configured bloatware, special packs of Microsoft Office, extra restore partitions, and all of the rest of that great stuff that slows down your computer to a crawl.

They also got an EZ-Bake oven. I'm confident that it, too, will improve Xobni's software quality on exotic configurations.

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