Sinister Midget wrote:
> On 2006-10-27, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> > Acer: Vista Home Basic is a lemon
> > ,----[ Quote ]
> >| Microsoft is effectively smuggling through a price hike for Windows
> >| Vista - by making the entry-level version so poor that no-one will
> >| want to use it. So says Jim Wong, senior veep at Acer, the world's
> >| number four PC maker, who told UK hack Jon Honeyball: "The new
> >| [Vista] experience you hear of, if you get Basic, you won't feel
> >| it at all. There's no [Aero] graphics, no Media Center, no
> >| remote control."
> > `----
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/27/acer_slams_vista_home_basic/
> So, Vista Basic == Xp SP1.5?
> > This was said before, but this time it comes from a system builder which has
> > been feeling cozy with Microsoft for a long time.
> > No virtualisation permitted with Basic either... it's all about money
> > extraction and piracy control really squeezes that goose.
> It's unbelievable what people will pay to use such useless crap!
> They'll bitch about Word or Outlook going through a spell check and not
> recognizing common words while suggesting stupid ones. They'll gripe
> about Winders sitting for long periods with a wait cursor spinning
> after the only thing they did was click on a window behind a window.
> They'll complain about having to reboot just to get rid of slowdowns
> that shouldn't even be happening anyway (no, it's not always malware
> causing it; it's Windwoes itself).
Reminds me of an E-mail my sister sent me a couple of hours ago...
Hey little brother!
I've formatted mom's computer again. the computer was really really
only instlled what was necessary (word, ICQ and messenger). if
you want mom to read your e-mails you can use the outlook express that
with windows. But I think it'll be better for her if you simply send
e-mails to her yahoo e-mail account.
When you are here DO NOT install any programs in her computer (no
thunderbird or firefox - she doesn't use them). All these redundant
installations slow her computer down. Thay make it impossible to work
it and it ends up that I have to reformat her computer all the time.
So DO NOT install anything!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. I will come to mom afetr
Windows System Registry: perfect mecanism to discourage and abolish
third-party applications which compete with MS.
> They still put up with it, though. They know it's crap. They joke about
> it being crap. They nod knowingly when people describe it eating itself
> or their work. But they continue to put up with it.
> I'm using linux daily to up my productivity. So, up yours,