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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob, 17th Jun, 2006.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    Subject: : FOR ALL WHO LOVE THEIR COMPUTERS



    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon." In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: "If GM had developed technology like! Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):



    1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
    2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
    3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
    4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
    5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but would run on only five percent of the roads.
    6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
    7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
    8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle,turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
    9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
    10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

    Bob
     
  2. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    I love it! Must have been someone fed up at the end of their day with their Windows XP to pen something funny like that.... :D
     
  3. Mark Laszczuk

    Mark Laszczuk Well-Known Member

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    XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95, DOS, Office and the all the rest of the junk that passes as software to come outta that company.

    Microsoft = WORST SOFTWARE DEVELOPER EVER.

    Mark
     
  4. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Mark,
    Not a great fan of Microsloth products, either, but even Macintosh devotees would have to agree with 5. above, though, wouldn't they? :)
    Or would they !
    Jayar
     
  5. Mark Laszczuk

    Mark Laszczuk Well-Known Member

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    Jayar,

    Hahahaha absolutely! But I put that down to Mac's being relatively more expensive than PC's. You can get a PC that is just as powerful for a fraction of the price of a Mac. Which is a shame, cause Mac's are far superior. I should know - I used to be a Mac user. Will be again someday. Either that or learn to use Linux.

    Mark
     
  6. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Mark,
    I agree that Mac's are technically more advanced than PC's, and are a better, more user-friendly machine.
    However, if software developers don't support it, then it becomes a non-productive, waste-of-desk-space.
    If your Mac sits on your desk looking pretty, yet does nothing, then offload it.
    At this stage, software developers will predominately support the Windows platform. Linux is on the way, though.......

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/06/07/a_continuing_work_in_progress/

    but it'll take time......go Fedora!
    Cheers
    Jayar
     
  7. Bob

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    I love my computer but not when it has its mood swings and won't talk to me.


    Bob
     
  8. -T-

    -T- Well-Known Member

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    Just look at their user base! Microsoft must be useless! :rolleyes: