__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Saturday 04 March 2006 12:26 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Saturday 04 March 2006 05:09 \__
>> > Vinella wrote:
>> >> Let me count the ways.
>> >> We all know that Windoze is so easy to use...
>> >> The setup.
>> >> A plain ordinary AMD64 with XP and SP1 - about a vanilla an XP box as
>> >> you
>> >> can get. It can't see or be seen by the Internet since only a person
>> >> who just fell off the yam wagon would put a Windows machine on the
>> >> 'Net.
>> You are advised to keep your Windows machine unconnected. It gets hijacked
>> and hammers on Linux Web sites in scale that can be described as a DDOS
>> attack. I am among the victims, since September 2005.
>> >> Purchase: One HP Scanjet 4370. About as plain a scanner as you can
>> >> find. Don't ask why I am not putting this on a decent Linux box - the
>> >> answer wouldn't be believed.
>> >> Insert CD. Start installing. Bang! Error. "Macromedia has
>> >> encountered
>> >> a serious error and cannot continue." Click on continue and get an
>> >> offer
>> >> to send info to someone so that it can be fixed. No logs, no
>> >> indication
>> >> of what is wrong. Why is HP using Macromedia for a driver install??!!
>> >> So that they can advertise with flash during the install?
>> >> Open the CD manually. Click on Express Install. Starts up. Crunch!
>> >> Error. "The installer has incountered a fatal error and cannot
>> >> continue.
>> >> Reason: Internet Explorer 5.5 is required for installation." Great
>> >> since
>> >> I have IE6. This is a new model scanner and IE5 is years old. What
>> >> the heck is this? Maybe I should try to find 5.5 and replace IE6.
>> >> Besides, why does HP need a browser to install a USB scanner???
>> >> Anybody get the impression that HP programmers are paid by the byte?
>> >> Click on the the button to get what passes for an error log.
>> >> Messagebox pops up with some exit codes and stuff and suggests a trip
>> >> to the HP web
>> >> site with the info. But guess what - the box cannot be selected with
>> >> the mouse or keyboard so you have to MANUALLY copy several hundred
>> >> characters of codes so that you can tell HP.
>> >> Calling XP an OS has GOT to be against some kind of
>> >> truth-in-advertising law - somewhere.
>> >> Vin
>> I have an old HP scanner (purchased back in 2001). In Ubuntu 4, I plugged
>> it in for the first time and voila! Found hardware. Ran XSane, which comes
>> with the Ubuntu basic installation and began scanning.
>> In SuSE 9.3 on the other hand, life was not so easy [sarcasm /]. I was
>> forced to double-click YaST, go to System -> Scanners -> Add news scanner
>> and then select my scanner from a long list of supported scanners. When I
>> installed SuSE, I did not include scanning software, so *gasp* Lo and
>> Behold, I had to insert my SuSE CD's to have XSane installed. I was
>> utterly disappointed. I was up for a little technical challenge. Same c**p
>> with my Palm handheld on both Ubuntu on SuSE -- worked without any added
>> software and was even wizard-driven.
>> > And barely one week ago you had another serious computer problem....
>> > ------------------
>> > - "I have XP on a high end IceCube - AMD64 1gb ram - which is wasting
>> > it but I have to run my wife's Quicken 2000. Otherwise ExPee would be
>> > out of here.
>> > Windows has experienced a serious problem and has shut down to protect
>> > your computer.
>> > MACHINE CHECK
>> > <blue screen verbage snipped out>
>> > Status 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 etc"
>> >> Bill M
>> > ------------------
>> Seen it several times this week. The blue shows up in XP for no
>> justifiable reason whatsoever and a reboot is forced before you have time
>> to thoroughly read the error message. It is usually network-related.
>> > I suspect that computers are a tad bit "too hard" for you. Seems that
>> > you are incapable of anything remotely technical. Perhaps a better
>> > career move for you might be something like working over at the car
>> > wash or flipping burgers. Clearly you can't handle simple tasks that
>> > millions of people have little to no problem with.
>> With respect, I cannot believe that this comes out of *your* month, Larry.
>> Been a tough day?
>> The OP should not be put to such challenges. If he is, then the operating
>> system is counter-intuitive and is prone to wasting the user's time. If
>> assistance is required, it costs money too and here we charge GBP 20 per
>> hour for virus removal.
>> >> Vin
>> > So now it's Vin??? Last week it was "Bill M" Or perhaps you prefer
>> > "Robert J. Kolker" or "Gabriel Blazquez" instead? There's another loser
>> > around here who makes similar posts. We call him as flatfish.
>> I believe it is not the case. The description seems genuine and it
>> resembles stuff that I continue to see.
> "The description seems genuine..."??? It is not any different than the
> "genuine descriptions" that flatfish posts every week. Why is this
> description any more genuine than the survey of 300+ users that
> flatfish recently did in New York City? Is it because this "genuine"
> post is anti-Microsoft while flatfist is anti-Linux?
> If this post is all that genuine how do you explain away the *fact*
> that last week it was "Bill M" and now it's suddenly "Vin" making these
> claims? Once a liar always a liar and Bill/Vin is a liar IMO.
This post arrived rather shortly after /flashfish/ in disguise had returned,
so I take your point and _reluctantly_ accept it.
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