Hello guys, gals, and geeks. 😀 I had to take a vacation, or else I would really be loopy beyond repair by now. Iâ€™ve been noticing something buzzing in the air lately, and itâ€™s not the Christmas anticipation. Itâ€™s something related to all things geeky.
Yes, you heard right. Windows Vista was such a flop that Microsoft decided to develop the pet OS instead: Windows XP.
I havenâ€™t seen Vista in in-depth action
personally just yet. I was able to open some program windows through a friendâ€™s laptop, but her screen was just too dim for me to appreciate anything.
When I read about the â€œinnovationsâ€ in Windows XP SP3, I realized, the innovation they were talking about? That you can enter the product key by the 30th day of the trial period? I had encountered it back then, when I had problems with my cousinsâ€™ Windows XP installation. So I donâ€™t know if they had a leaked copy of XP SP3, but what I do know that the significance of this move towards XP SP3 is an acknowledgment of the fact that Windows Vista was just a flop.
I may never understand why Windows is so sexy to other geeks, but this is what I do know: I can be more productive on Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux than on OS X Tiger. Why? Simply because Firefox on Windows and Ubuntu Linux in general both look so.. Drizella-ish (one of Cinderellaâ€™s ugly step-sisters, Disney version :p) compared to OS Xâ€™s sexy, sexy look; thus I can concentrate on working rather than on playing and tweaking and surfing and all other time-wasters that I do on OS X.
And on those days, I surely wish I had a Windows or Ubuntu Linux Box once more. 🙁
To reminisce, that pic I attached here is my old, battered, now eviscerated old Phoenix. Rest in pieces, my former best bud. 🙁