02/10/2003 Archived Entry: "Fuck you, Microsoft. Fuck you very much."
I spent way too much time this past weekend trying to rebuild my 5-year-old PC. Yeah, I know, it's an antique. (For those who care, it's an Intel PD440FX motherboard -- pre-AGP -- which maxes out at 128MB of RAM. The BIOS won't even boot from CD.) Why did I have to do this? Because Windows doesn't play well with others. Fucking Windows.
I went to the Windows Update web site last Thursday and downloaded and installed three updates, including two "critical" security updates. After that, my computer wouldn't boot. It was a dual-boot machine, with a Linux partition and a Windows partition, and after the XP updates, LILO (the linux boot loader) didn't work. It got as far as printing "LI," and then froze up.
Here's my question: why the fuck should a security update have to mess with the master boot record (MBR) of my hard disk? And why does Windows assume, in all situations, that it's the only thing that matters?
Anyway. Some important lessons I've learned, which I must remember:
At least there's a happy ending: I ordered a new Dell desktop, which should arrive next week. It's got a 1.7GHz Celeron, which is more than 6 times faster than my old 266MHz Pentium II, and 256MB of memory, with space for more. Also, I don't have to mess with installing Windows, because it's pre-installed. I'll just slap my old drive (well, actually a new drive, but that's another long, sad story) in as a secondary, data disk, and then restore all the rest of my data (well, most of my data...) from the tape backup I wisely made last month.
I'm also upgrading to Red Hat Linux 8.0 (I was running 6.2), since I like having a stable machine for doing the essential tasks... e-mail, web browsing, all that good stuff. More and more, I'm liking the idea of having separate hardware components for specific tasks. I play music off a portable MP3 player. I use a dedicated PVR. After all, what is electronic data but a lot of very fragile eggs? And though the baskets aren't getting any sturdier, they are getting cheaper all the time.
Finally, let me just say that I don't think Windows is all bad. XP actually does a lot of things really well. But it also does a lot of things really badly. On the gripping hand, a lot of cool software and peripherals will only work with Windows. I can't live without it, so I'll have to live with it.
Replies: 16 comments
Posted by Rafay @ 12/20/2003 05:36 AM PST
i hole-heartedly agree with you
Posted by philip speers @ 11/11/2004 06:31 AM PST
how many people read this thing.....because this was written in 2003..but i do think that the sytem microsoft uses is gay. iam having problems with recieving my old product key, because it was attatched to my computer which has dissapeared off the face of the planet....bah humbug, let me follow suit FUCK MICROSOFT, and Rock direct computers
Posted by Leo Powis @ 11/21/2004 03:44 PM PST
Fuck microsft anally in eternity, their software sucks, their support sucks, their leader sucks, their coding sucks, and their ethics suck, so die, and die deservingly Microsoft you Lying fuckers.
Posted by Fuck Microsft ! @ 01/07/2005 02:33 PM PST
i agree with u dudes since i've been fked by MS-giants' new antispyware...my smooth pc was virtually fked by this so called beta version of antispyware....FUCK YOU MICROSOFT
Posted by lathyrus @ 01/10/2005 10:39 AM PST
After we're all done fucking microsoft, we should rob them, strap them to a tree, pour BBQ sauce on their heads and dump a bunch of flesh eating ants on their crainiums; Videotape the event and film it on pay per view as a warning to all the other would be microsofts out there. all copies of windows of course would be thrown OUT the window and then burned. bill gates would be anally pentrated by an elephant, then shat upon, and finally beheaded and quartered. And the only regret we would have is that we could only do it once...allow me to join in and proudly proclaim "FUCK YOU MICROSOFT!!!"
Posted by Somebody New @ 01/11/2005 04:09 AM PST
Buying a Microsoft product is like fucking a prostitute... You pay your money expecting a good time but all you end up with is a virus.
Posted by Me @ 01/11/2005 02:27 PM PST
MAN, COULD U ALL JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP... ALL U DICKHEADS COMPLAINING AGAINST MICROSOFT, ALL U DO IS CRY AND SCREEM, ITS FUCKING PATHETIC..
IF U CAN MAKE SOMETHING EVEN CLOSE TO WINDOWS, I WILL FUCKING GIVE U A MILLION DOLLARS....
IF U DONT LIKE MICROSOFT, AND UR TOO FUCKING STUPID TO GO AND DOWNLOAD AND MANUALLY EXTRACT LINUX, AND TOO POOR TO BUY A MAC, THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND PUT UP WITH IT.. OR JUST PUT YOUR COMPUTER IN THE FUCKING BIN..
Posted by Ramzy @ 01/12/2005 10:44 PM PST
Microsoft sucks pimpled rhino-rod. You download their updates and the software still locks and causes incredible frustration. Eat a pile of shite, MS!
Posted by gsmittles @ 02/06/2005 09:51 AM PST
oh shut the fuck up you idiot.
Posted by Ramzy @ 02/10/2005 11:42 PM PST
SHUT UP U FUCKTARDS
Posted by Gundo @ 02/10/2005 11:44 PM PST
I bought a Mac (G5 dual 1.8 GHz processors) last summer for personal use. I make my living supporting the Wintel platform (I'm a PC Technician). Ever since I started using my Mac, it's been getting harder and harder to put up with the stupidity of Windows. I'm still a novice using a Mac and OSX, but I'm looking forward to the day when I log out of Windows for the last time professionally.
One thing I've noticed - why can't people write coherent sentences anymore? Spelling and punctuation have really gone downhill.
If you want to be taken seriously, you need to express your thoughts clearly and not just rant.
Oh yeah, fuck Microsoft
Posted by Going to Mac @ 02/11/2005 04:19 PM PST
Microsoft, the fucking fuckers. FUCK!
Posted by fuck ms @ 02/14/2005 09:10 PM PST
What the fucking hell! You're right! Last year I bought a Windows XP Dell Motherboard computer and a few days ago my computer froze at error -54! isn't Microsoft absolutely fucking? They cheat you out of money! If I were a little bit older I would start a revolution against Microsoft!
Posted by Justin Lam @ 03/22/2005 12:06 AM PST
Microsoft is fucked up and its all that fucking shit u just described but u still need that fucking OS, as all other software makers produce software for windows and not for linux. tell me how good softwares can u get in linux, u have to forcibly use microsoft, tell me where do u get a package like microsoft word, or even a good dvd writeer in linux. u all are fucking bunch of assholes. yeah microsoft is a fucking piece of shit but u have to still use it, dont u? why complain in this post... complain to the goddamn government who is trying to put on crazy laws on software patents which is soon going to crash ur dreams for getting rid of microsoft. support nosoftwarepatents.com and u might be helpful for allowing the open source community to fight against software patents and also fight against fucking microsoft.....................
U can do more than just cursing in this post....... assholes.....
whats the point cursing here when u can raise ur voice somewhere else and even get a result out of it, or u just want a good laugh out the whole thing....
Posted by linux user @ 03/31/2005 08:23 AM PST
Microsoft is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Netherland @ 04/04/2005 02:08 PM PST