Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Get a Vista or not

Some say Windows ME stands for Major Errors and Windows XP stands for Extra Problems. How about Windows Vista? Apparently, some people thinks it should be called Very Idiotic System To Abuse.

Recently, a certain beta user, recounts a (standard Microsoft) horror story of how his father got locked out of his laptop running Vista
So virtually my dad was completely shut out of his system. Safe Mode didn't work either. So he tried to go back to his previous network, plugged in and all by since the Network Center was configured for that IP address and network settings that caused the problem in the first place, he was stuck.

Of course, fortunately, its Beta. So lots of excuses? In fact, a reader even commented...
"That man is either extremly brave or extremly stupid... or both." ~ quote from hundreds of movies and books

No offense meant to your dad with that quote, it's just that swapping in a beta anything on your main computer is, like the quote says, a bit brave and a bit... foolhardy.

The moral of the story? Don't try anything labelled "Microsoft" and "Beta".

Beta or not... I guess its an inevitable fact that the first few commands a new computer user learn will continue to be the famed ALT-CTRL-DEL. And I have no doubts that we will continue to see messages like the one below, in Vista.

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