Microsoft tries to swat bugs in UK

Thanks to Ian Patterson for the tip: It seems that Microsoft Corporation has flown a team of its engineers from the US to England to help NatWest bank troubleshoot problems with its computer system. These problems have been the cause of widespread disruption for customers.

According to reports, NatWest has been forced to shut down parts of its retail banking system on at least two occasions when it was discovered that the systems--which run Microsoft software--could not distinguish between cleared and uncleared funds.

Though NatWest refused to say so publicly, it is suspected that a bug in Windows NT--which is used by the bank--is the culprit

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