After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> KELLNER: Microsoft's Vista ought to die soon
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Problem is, however, that the 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate was a dog that
>| wouldn't hunt, as they say down South.
Nice animated "lip plumpers" ad. Yeesh.
And that is the paradox presented with HP's new desktop tower. It's
certainly a seemingly powerful machine, and even at just under $1,500, a
good enough value for someone who has tasks that require its power, which
includes a 750 gigabyte hard drive and 6 GBs of RAM. However, because the
64-bit Windows Vista software was buggy and unreliable -- out of the
box, brand-new, I was presented with a "Windows didn't shut down
correctly" screen asking if I wanted to boot in "safe mode" -- much of
the functionality advertised with the computer wasn't there.
Every cloud engenders not a storm.
-- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"