From the You Can’t Make Up This Stuff™ department, Critical Windows 7 bug risks derailing product launch from Randall C. Kennedy of InfoWorld.
The bug in question—a massive memory leak involving the chkdsk.exe utility—appears when you attempt to run the program against a secondary (that is, not the boot partition) hard disk using the “/r” (read and verify all file data) parameter. The problem affects both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and is classified as a “showstopper” in that it can cause the OS to crash (Blue Screen of Death) as it runs out of physical memory.
Ouch. I wonder how Microsoft’s retail stores will fare compared to the Apple Stores?