The disadvantage is not of because of the environment, its because of its openness. The disadvantage is because of unforeseen behaviour of the componenets required to be used. For example the .DLL or the service packs of some packages is what causes the problem. To add to these problems is the windows version loaded on which hardware / the memory etc!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by donspilly: Could anyone tell me what the disavantages are when software testing in a Windows environment?
I would imagine that you are adding additional problems as windows itself is bugged?
If you can't help then could recommend a site that might.
Thanks in advance.
Why don't you just take Windows AS-IS ?
Assume it is bug free, use any tracking tool and you'll get to know which exception or error message is coming from Windows and which is caused by your software.
The moment use ANY (!) other sofware except from yours, on the same PC - you'll always get unwanted results. The idea is to minimize the impact of the other system on yours.