Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Terry Porter on Sunday 26 April 2009 13:16 : \____
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Rant: Microsoft Windows Out of Box Experience Sucks
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>>> | OK, rant mode on. This morning I spent over three hours running Windows
>>> | Update on the cool Viliv S5 UMPC I am evaluating. Yes, I realize it runs
>>> | the older Windows XP operating system, but even so Microsoft must make
>>> | the out of box experience (OOBE) better than this. I have recently
>>> | experienced this process with Vista too, and it?s no better than XP.
>>> | It?s time that Microsoft fix this absolutely unbearable process.
>>> | The entire Windows Update process resulted in 5 reboots and took almost
>>> | 3.5 hours. That is ridiculous in and of itself, but watching it closely
>>> | (something you have to do as it requires user input at inopportune
>>> | moments) really got me steamed, as I realized that Microsoft could
>>> | easily fix this stupid process.
>> LOL, how STUPID is that ?
>> Recently dr flatfish stated that MythTV is too complex and time consuming to
>> bother with, yet I can install a whole MythTV box from scratch in about 1/2
>> an hour.
>> Here, a 'simple' Windows update takes 5 reboots and took almost
>> 3.5 hours, thats 7 times longer than installing MythTV.
>> Why am I not surprised ?
> MythTV is great !! It just needs advertising (for itself, not for the TV).
Unfortunately, Mythtv completely favours the customer, by allowing
long-term storage of materials which have been broadcast to one's
receiver. Most copyright owners aren't keen on that - they want the
consumer to accept having this stuff irradiating their premises, whilst
paying for the privilege... this is not a great fit :-)
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