Jesus...how do you people put up with this sh*t?

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    So..a friend at the office couldn't get her verizon router to work with her computer. The Verizon store told her she has to be at Vista SP1 in order for it to work. She tried 3 times to update and it failed during the process each time.
    She brought it o me and asked if I would help her.
    Man..how in the *#@#& do you folks put up with this piece of @*^#! operating system?!
    1) The update is 437 MB...what the..that is more than my entire operating system!!
    2) After it downloaded the update, it just sat there for like 20 minutes. So finally I look closer and there is a pop up window behind the download window...it is a dumba$$ disclaimer that you have to click before it starts updating? - Who the &(&%#@ put a pop up BEHIND the download window??
    3) So I click it...and hour and a half later it wants to reboot. So I click yes...what the f*ck? It doesn't reboot, it logs you off and says Stage 1 - 1% finished.
    4) Another 30 minutes later and the screen goes black...nothing...it stayed this way for a good 3-4 minutes..then finally the little blue circle starts spinning and it reboots...is that a joke? You know how many people probably just shut the computer ooff then - and the update would have to restart.

    Seriously?
    How does anyone stand Windows?
     
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    Masochism.
     
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    I ask myself this now and again...I have a laptop only a year old with vista and it makes me ask more frequently than normal.....I guess the answer is to install a new one and get the system back to where I have it now would take so long that I am willing to put up with the short term angst than a longer bout.
     
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    Windows 7 is almost functional.

    I have a windows machine for school, but my computer of choice is my mac.
     
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    Man you need to give Linux a shot.
    Find a laptop in decent shape for cheap...UPS it to me, I will set it all up for you and send it back.
    You will never look back.
     
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    you are really tempting me....:eusa_think:
     
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    UPS would be...about $15 I'm guessing.
    Add how ever much you pay for a used (but working) laptop....and your computer woes are over. Will boot up in about 10 seconds tops (laptops boot slower) and power down in about 3-4 seconds.
    No more malware/spyware/ and a anti-virus program that is worse than most any virus.
    Everything just works..and it is 100 times faster...and best of all...it does NOT slow with age.
     
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    This laptop came with windows 7. In my opinion it is the best Microsoft has offered since Win 98. I also have Kubuntu Linux on the machine and that's about all I use. I keep the Win 7 for the wife for when we travel. Her son and I have been Linux users for over 10 years, but can't get her to come over from the dark side.
     
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    And upgrades are free!
     
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    Vista is like ME, it sucked.

    I run it because it's my job. Window 7 is much better than Vista but I'm suprised at how many updates it takes from Microsoft. From a straight install last we to the lastest service patch, 48 updates.......
     

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