Thu, 31 Aug 2006

Another Reason to Hate Microsoft

— SjG @ 3:00 pm

So a Windows Update breaks the ability to allocate big chunks fo contiguous memory (, which causes this JBoss configuration to fail. Restarting summons the dreaded VM Error: Could not reserve enough space for object heap error message.

So Microsoft knows they broke stuff. They have a “hotfix” (which, despite the “hot” part of the name will require a reboot). But I can’t just download it. Nope. Gotta pay for a support contract.

Now, I don’t have a huge issue with a bug like this creeping into a Windows security update. Let’s face it, bugs happen. But to charge me to fix the problem, even after I paid for the OS? That’s just not right. Cast my vote for Free Software.

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