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Bugs? What bugs?

Several software firms are either making about-faces in addressing flaws in their products or denying they exist altogether.

While software bugs are a prevalent part of the computer industry, several firms are either making about-faces in addressing flaws in their products or denying they exist altogether. Most notably, Microsoft is eschewing the term "service pack" for a Windows 98 upgrade, even though it will patch some bugs.

Controversy over Win 98 update
update Microsoft is releasing its first update to Windows 98, officially calling it a "multimedia update" as controversy over its purpose persists.

Lotus: Notes glitch is not a bug
Lotus Development is challenging earlier reports that described a glitch in its Notes groupware as a bug.

Email bug found in Eudora
The security breach in Qualcomm's Eudora could allow someone to email file attachments that could erase files or install a virus.

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