__/  on Monday 02 January 2006 10:39 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Kelsey Bjarnason] on Monday 02 January 2006 09:06 \__
>>> Updated Windows the other day. Got all the assorted requisite things,
>>> plus WMP 9.0. Happy happy joy joy.
>>> Everything claims to have installed correctly. WMP says it installed
>>> successfully. WMP, however, won't play media; it spews an error on any
>>> attempt to use it.
>> Service Pack II had similar forms of impact on networking and various
>> components that are associated with the network. In most circumstances, I
>> advised to wipe and re-install. [sarcasm] marvellously, this resolves the
>> problem. That's often the only solution when an operating system is not
>> modular. You cannot mend the morbid chunks. If Linux is like Lego, Windows
>> is like Play-Doh.
> Yeah but did micoshaft agree to pay you $99 to do their work?
It could be far worse. They could charge $100. That's 3 digits. How generous
of them... marketting  and dirty tactics  has always been their
 Dvorak wonders if Microsoft is today using reverse-dirty-tricks to
promote the Xbox 360: pay people to create Web sites that slam the gaming
computer in order to provoke a barrage of defenders.
 John Dvorak: ?Some years back, Microsoft practiced a lot of dirty
tricks using online mavens to go into forums and create Web sites extolling
the virtues of Windows over OS/2. They were dubbed the Microsoft Munchkins,
and it was obvious who they were and what they were up to. But their numbers
and energy (and they way they joined forces with nonaligned dummies who
liked to pile on) proved too much for IBM marketers, and Windows won the
operating-system war through fifth-column tactics?