__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Sunday 05 March 2006 15:20 \__
> On 2006-03-05, Kelsey Bjarnason <kbjarnason@xxxxxxxxx> posted something
>> On Sun, 05 Mar 2006 11:09:14 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> "You can have up to three programs open at the same time."
>> An IM client. An email client. A media player going, for tunes while I
>> work. Except... that's three. Not allowed to do any actual work. :)
Music?!?! Now you got greedy. What about McAfee's security Center. You'd get
nailed without it. It's a tradeoff, you see? "Hmmm... should I entertain
myself or shall I clean my Registry on Friday night?"
> It's a "starter" version. You aren't going to get any work done anyway.
[partly sarcastic /]
Starter Edition is intended, at some capacity, to serve third world
countries. It gives the worker in the West an advantage.
John Bloggs: "Man, this Vista thing is great. It cost me only 800 bucks and I
can use iTunes, Explorer (for Hotmail), Word and Excel at the same time".
Munir Gupta: "What?!?! More than 3 applications? We got fscked. Where's that
> People have enough trouble trying to do that with the Pro (ha ha ha)
> edition of anything from PunySoft.
> Oh, lookee. Stan has a desktop (that's one). Stan is also trying to
> customize his browser settings (that's two). Stan is trying to add
> "gadgets" (that's three). Oops! Stan has an error he can't run a DLL as
> an app. Must've tried to run a fourth thing.
> Stan needs to pay another $599.99 so he can run some more useless crap
> at the same time he's getting those work-related things done.
Here is it illustarted visually, for the curious:
I find the name 'Windows "Ultimate"' quite laughable, but maybe it's
subjective. Maybe it's a matter of personal taste. I can envision people
bragging on the phone "It won't work so it must be _YOUR_ fault. I have the
almighty Windows _ULTIMATE_"
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