Another thing I really hate about Windows…

When I am using shitty, shitty windows 7 (which is still much better than shitty shitty shitty shitty fucking shitty windows Vista), sometimes a window will pop up telling me that the program I am using has stopped working. This window gives me the choice of either a) checking for a solution to the problem or b) closing the program. From past experience, a) never works so I always want to click b). When I click b), another window pops up telling me that Microsoft is now searching for a solution to the problem.

If I wanted Microsoft to search for a solution, wouldn’t I have clicked option a)?

As a former Mac user, one of the things I found irritating about the Mac OS is that the designers seemed very fond of dialog boxes that popped up asking me if I was sure if I wanted the computer to do what I had just asked it to do. At times it made me quite snappish. “Yes; I WANT to delete that now go and fucking delete it you smug, condescending, overpriced typewriter!” These days, I’d trade it all in a heartbeat if I never had to touch a Windows machine again. Urrg.


4 Comments on “Another thing I really hate about Windows…”

  1. Paul says:

    You sound like a natural unix user. It'll happily let you shoot yourself in the foot without nagging you about whether you're sure.

  2. Tim Shorts says:

    heh, this just happened two minutes ago.

  3. Limpey says:

    Paul: Its true that the messages from the mac irritate me, but they have probably prevented me from deleting all sorts of important shit, so I should be thankful for that. I suspect that I am not really clever enough to use a computer that does not ask me “are you sure?”

  4. Limpey says:

    I should also note that I have always been irritated at the signs telling me not to lean out of the train window, but, without those signs I probably would have been decapitated long ago.


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