Saturday, May 29, 2010


They say Windows crashes constantly. They say CTRL+ALT+DEL will become your best friend. Then it becomes your worst enemy when you realize that, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't do all that much to fix the problem. If anything at all.

They say Apple and its Mac limits your freedom. Although it doesn't crash as much, it tells you what you can and cannot install. It tells you what you can and cannot do. And then it crashes anyway.

Welcome to Linux Xandros on the Asus eee 900. It's a wonderful blend of Windows and the Mac. It does crash constantly, it does tell you what you can and cannot install (which has been everything the past year), and it seems to have been created simply to annoy the crap out of me.

It doesn't even have the possibility of running the bloody CD that came with it, which would enable me to reset it to its original miserable state of inadequacy.

Say what you want about Windows... having been around the block a couple times I have to say my future laptop will be neither a Mac nor running Linux. Interpret that any which way you want.

If you've got any better suggestions, please do leave a comment.


  1. Geoff7:25 AM

    Sounds about right. I've been diggin' Windows 7. Bunch of useless features and consumer widgits, but I don't care. It hasn't crashed, and it's run everything I've thrown at it, so it gets a pass from me.

  2. How long have you used Windows 7?

    I just read Google has switched to using Mac and according to one of their guys in Oslo it's "wonderful not to have to spend half the day booting".

    I think anything that actually works for more than twenty mins at a time would get a pass from me at this point.. :P

  3. It's been about three months now, and it's been a month since my last crash, due to an old driver causing havoc. Now that all my drivers are up to date, it's been smooth sailing.

  4. I love Windows XP and have never had a problem. Now I have Windows 7 on my laptop and it is great. Sorry you have had problems with Windows


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