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Local US newspaper Tulsa World reported at the weekend that a version of Windows 2000 supplied to the Oklahoma Court Information System has so many bugs in it that the entire justice system has ground to a halt. According to the newspaper, the system was installed just before the end of last year in order to minimise disruption from the Y2K bug. It was intended to be the first integrated statewide court system in the US, and mainframe computers were thrown out to be replaced by the new system. Microsoft supplied the software early to the courts, but the newspaper reports that the system is down for days, throwing the entire due process of law into chaos. System errors regularly crash the system, stopping work for hours at a time. Tulsa World quoted judge David Peterson as saying: "The whole thing's a mess." ®

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