9 per cent of software has Y2K errors

Based on an analysis of 60 million lines of code reviewed by San Jose-based Matridigm Corporation, 9 per cent of all programs still contain year 2000 errors, and on average, 185 errors per million lines of code (MLOC) were discovered.

Among industries represented, the financial services sector averaged the fewest errors -- 141 glitches per MLOC. Code from the US Government and other vertical industries experienced a higher error rate.