According to www.windows7center.com, Microsoft is stating that the recent news regarding a memory leak when running the chkdsk /R command will not delay the release of Windows 7. Windows 7 is being hyped as the best OS Microsoft has developed to date.
The president of the Windows division at Microsoft, Steven Sinfosky, commented on the issue:
“In this case, we haven’t reproduced the crash and we’re not seeing any crashes with chkdsk on teh stack reported in any measurable number that we could find. We had one beta report on the memory usage, but that was resolved by design since we actually did design it to use more memory. But the design was to use more memory on purpose to speed things up, but never unbounded — we requset the available memory and operate within that leaving at least 50M of physical memory. Our assumption was that using /r means your disk is such that you would prefer to get the repair done and over with rather than keep working.”
“While we appreciate the drama of “critical bug” and then the pickup of “showstopper” that I’ve seen, we might take a step back and realize that this might not have that defcon level. Bugs that are so severe as to require immediate patches and attention would have to have no work around and would generally be such that a large set of people would run across them in the normal course of using their PC.”
Be sure to check out the following links for an article by Ed Bott and the Windows 7 Bug.