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I hate XP

Well, they migrated my desktop box at work over to XP. And, as expected, it sucks out loud. No more Semagic, AIM, I had to beg to get RealPlayer. And they have arbitrarily decided that they will install everyone's critical updates at noon, which means at noon every day, everyone gets booted off their computer. Sure, there's a dialog box that says "To complete installation, you must restart your computer. Do you want to restart now? If no response is given, your computer will be restarted in 5 minutes." But fat lot of good that does anyone if the "No." button is grayed out. Lame, lame, a thousand times lame. I fired off an angry email to IT (just as soon as my computer rebooted and promptly un-installed at least one critical update that fubared Outlook).

Why? That's all I ask. Why?


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Nov. 19th, 2003 07:59 pm (UTC)

Since they can't seem to install virus software that actually checks for viruses on a regular basis, I'm not exactly thrilled.
Nov. 19th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's not an inconvience, it's a feature.....

We're stuck with the network version of Windows at work and every morning, when everyone is calling/emailing, needing things right away, what's my computer doing? DLing all the updates that are getting pushed through. Then let's not forget the irritating as hell Lotus Notes backup archiving that pops up about 2:00 p.m. and after canceling out 5 times refuses to be canceled anymore. So you're stuck with a slow as molasses machine for about an our while it leisurely paws through your emails and pulls off everything older than some arbitrary date they don't let you set which means you have to look in two places for critical emails you have to keep around despite the fact they're two years old because it's the only gods bedamned place on the entire planet that tiny bit of information is located....

Okay... breathe.

I'm so with you on the whole Windows sucks thing. Tell your management that 1 billion Chinese people can't be wrong and they should migrate to Linux and stay ahead of the curve.
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:36 am (UTC)
Hi! It's Serveax from Dever
I'm just piddling around here. I tried to comment on this and had all sorts of headaches. Take 4...
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC)
I missplelled Denver...
Anyway, I was trying to comment last night that I'm not familiar enough with XP to be bitter about it. I'm playing the "Homegame" besides. I'm still kind of a that toddler phase of my computer useage. I still have my brand new emachine in my chubby, droll-glazed fingers and I'm either sticking it in my mouth or chasing the cat with it.
Nov. 20th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: I missplelled Denver...
I think I'm on the point of spotting the problem in your relationships with chicks...
Nov. 21st, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC)
I have two words for you:

dual boot

Get partition magic or something along those lines and create a partition with Win 2000 or whatever you were running before. Then always boot up in that mode. Course, you'd need to get IT's buy-in, since they'd have all the install CDs....

Or install Linux. They've apparently got Outlook-compatible clients now. Or so I hear.
Nov. 21st, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)
My only option may be to take a ball peen hammer and hit myself forcibly in the back of the head until I forget what an effing pain in the ass this whole thing is.

Either that or start drinking heavily at work.
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