* ml2mst peremptorily fired off this memo:
> Hello Friends and enemies,
> Last Tuesday I bought a Acer Aspire 7220 Laptop, which gave me the
> opportunity to fiddle around with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic.
Bzzzzt. Try Premium instead
> Anyway, when I booted the machine for the first time, it installed
> Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, from HDD. No CD/DVD was provided.
> I guess this is yet another attempt of Microsoft to keep their monopoly.
> Since this way, you are _not_ able to send your Windows CD/DVD back to
> Microsoft and demand a refund for an Operating System, which doesn't
> meet your needs.
Of course. Their a legend in their own minds. (And too few consumers
> Since DFS floods COLA with issues from Ubuntu Forums, I expected quite
> some problems.
> My conclusion is: DFS a liar. He simply digs these "problems" up,
> because he hasn't the slightest clue.
> After I installed some additional software: Mozilla Firefox, and made it
> the default browser, Mozilla Thuderbird, and made it the default Email
> and news client, plus removed the "Trial" crapware (Office 2007 and
> McAffee), Windows Vista, "simply" started re-installing itself again.
> It simply formatted drive C: from scratch and reinstalled all the crapware.
That makes no sense at all. Unless the presence of another "Unknown"
partition triggered this crap (which is just as "evil", of course.)
> I don't have the slightest clue what Microsoft is up to, with their
> crappy Vista. All I know, is that modern GNU/Linux distributions beat
> Microsoft Windows (in its current state) by Far.
Just you wait for Windows 7.
NT. 2000. XP. Vista. And now 7.
Seems Microsoft's marketing department is thrashing around for a good
corporate naming convention.
Rev. Jim: What does an amber light mean?
Bobby: Slow down.
Rev. Jim: What... does... an... amber... light... mean?