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25 July 2004 @ 02:27 pm
I haven't done a proper quiz in ages  
You are Windows XP.  Under your bright and cheerful exterior is a strong and stable personality.  You have a tendency to do more than what is asked or even desired.
Which OS are You?

I really like Windows XP.
I hate the way Mac's operate (although I use them at TAFE  in preference over the TAFE PCs, because they are usually not being used and they have a lot less adware/spyware/trojans/viruses).
It's probably just that I'm used to using Windows, so I get confused by the way Mac's operate. But, it annoys me when people make out that Mac's never crash. They do. They goddamn crash all the time, they just crash differently to Windows PCs.
obscurek on July 24th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
XP scares me. I've heard it has no DOS prompt. How can one live with out the DOS prompt?
Jacobyak_boy on July 24th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you can get a DOS prompt if you need one. But, why would you need one?

The only thing I'd want DOS for would be old games, and for that I have DOSbox (see my earlier entry).
parakleta on July 25th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
I've only had my machine crash about 3 times since I started using OS X, and those times were all when I was doing stupid things I shouldn't have been doing. OS9 used to crash all the time, and still does when I use it occasionally for old games.

Applications will still crash, but generally if you just press Command-Option-Escape you can kill that program and keep using the rest of the machine without a hitch.
Jacobyak_boy on July 25th, 2004 04:47 am (UTC)
The TAFE machines are OS9.

Windows XP doesn't seem to crash much (if at all), although, as you say, individual programs can crash.
Robet Éivaayvah on July 28th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
I believe I've managed to get Windows XP to crash once, can't remember how.

And I refuse to be happy with Macs until two-button mouses are standard and I learn an equivalent to alt-control-delete.

I'm using a Mac in Desktop Publishing, and I'm so pissed off with it right now. It takes so much onger to do anything. Sure, I could learn all of the shortcut keys, but Windows has shortcut keys too.

Macs just look pretty. Grrr.
Jacobyak_boy on July 29th, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)

One button mouses are fine, if you know the requisite keyboard short-cuts, but we've already had this discussion.
Robet Éivaayvah on July 29th, 2004 04:28 am (UTC)
I want one of them five-button mouses. There's nothing like being able to do things with a single flick of a finger.

And short-cut keys are no consolation. Like I said, they're not exactly unique to Macs.

And thank you for "command-option-escape". It should come in very useful.