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BSODs Everywhere

Just a reminder that even if Windows isn't helping criminals siphon off billions, it's still a crappy system.

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Windows BSODs everywhere - airports, McDonald's menus, Times Square, subways, Las Vegas, the Beijing Olympics.

'Technically Windows is an operating system, which means that it supplies your computer with the basic commands that it needs to suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, stop operating.'

'I speak from experience here. Many a time I've spent hours writing a serious and thoughtful column on an important issue, only to have MS Windows get into a snit and call a general computer strike that erases all my work moments before deadline.'

'Microsoft have led people to believe crashes are a 'normal' aspect of software, and even marketed increased stability as a feature. Software crashes are mostly the result of defective software and not because of something you did or because of cosmic rays. And you don't need a lucky crystal to make your computer stable. (I'm not kidding - there are people who do this.) When Windows fails, people should rather think 'the software is defective' and then hold Microsoft accountable.'

'Did you know typing into Internet Explorer Version 4 through 7 'about:mozilla' in the address bar would cause a BSOD? If the above doesn't work, you are running Windows XP SP2, so type: 'res://mshtml.dll/about.moz' and you will get it!'

Focus: 'But there are bugs in any version which people would really like to have fixed.'

Bill Gates: 'No! There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed. Maybe you're not using it properly!'

 - Focus Magazine interview with Bill Gates 23 October 1995

'Their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.'
 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A fatal exception has occurred in Redmond. Microsoft Corporation will be terminated.

◾  Press any key to terminate Microsoft.
◾  Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to send Bill Gates a farewell letter.

                                  Press any key to continue _

Further Reading
David Joffe: Windows Crash Gallery

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