Tuesday, May 13, 2008

XP is the new Vista. Or something

XP is Vista: Vista is XP.
Image shamelessly pinched from John Carmichaels.


Fake Steve Jobs draws my attention to the continuing hilarity that is Microsoft's upgrade patches.
Owners of some AMD-based computers are finding that the move to Windows XP Service Pack 3 has sent their systems into an endless reboot cycle.

"While the root cause of this issue is complex, it results from OEMs improperly placing a Windows XP image created for an for Intel-based computer onto machines with non-Intel chipsets," Microsoft said in a statement. "Microsoft issued guidance to OEMs advising them to only load Windows XP images onto like hardware in 2004."
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The reboot cycle glitch is the latest hiccup for Microsoft with the service pack update. The company had to delay the release of the XP update after discovering at the 11th hour an incompatibility with one of its own programs.

With that issue, customers running Microsoft's Dynamics Retail Management System could face data loss if they run that program in conjunction with SP3.

I would like to make a serious comment on this but I just can't.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha! Haha! Aaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha! Haha! Ha! Ha!

Right, I think that I'm OK now. I... oh no... Aaaaaaaaahahahahahaha!

Hahaha! Ha! Whooohoohoo, hahaha, haha!

Stop! Stop! I can't catch my breath...

DISCLAIMER: I own one or two Apple shares, currently standing at $190 and up from a March low of $118.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love some Mac awesomeness. Except for one thing...


Macs can't play Gears of War.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Well, even if you do not decide to run Windows on your Mac (through Bootcamp or through an emulator, e.g. Parallels), we will have Gears of War soon...

DK

Jackart said...

Apple's at $185 or thereabouts. Just thought you'd like to know...

Dr John Crippen said...

Vista had one wonderful effect you forget to mention. It was so unbelievably crap, so bug ridden, so slow, so full of inexplicable driver clashes...I won't drone on

...that I bought an iMac. Hasn't crashed once yet.

john

Cath said...

Dr Crippen

Same here, worked for me and hubbie, we shall never return to the blue screen of death :-)

Mac rules

Anonymous said...

Mac Users

Mike Rouse said...

If people are stupid enough to invest in a Microsoft product then they deserve everything they get.

countdruncula said...

Thank you, anon@12:20.

Pah. Fucking Apple fan boys. Vista _is_ shit, but both of my housemates have Leopard and that too is a half-baked pile of turds. Thank fuckery for linux.

Anonymous said...

PCs are like an old muscle car. They take some work and you have to know what you're doing, but they can be customised and powered to do whatever the fuck you want to do. They're manual transmissions and it takes a man to drive it.

Macs are like a pussy hybrid Toyota with an on-off switch for 16-year old girls to drive and brag about how shiny it looks.

Interestingly enough, Mac users are so desperate for hot PC action that people have written programs to allow Windows to run on a Mac machine. Of course, the fact that this is possible means it's equally possible to run OSX on a windows machine.

Ever wonder why no one wrote a program to make that possible?

I'm off to play Crysis now - and since I'll be playing it on a PC, I'll be playing it at more than 2 fps.

Anonymous said...

PCs have users. Macs have captives.