Dell and Windows XP both suck. - Jay Maynard

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Monday, 14 October 2002

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2313 - Dell and Windows XP both suck.

I was totally unable to get any modem driver to work, period. I've had to give up on installing Windows 2000.

When I tried using my Epson Stylus Color 640 - which is emphatically not a Windows-only printer, and so doesn't demand the constant attention of the host CPU - on the fast Dell, it STILL RUNS SLOW WHEN PRINTING!

My boss needs the box back, so I'll take it back to him tomorrow. I have no idea what I'll recommend to him; if it were mine, it'd have had XP scrubbed off and some version of Linux installed a long time ago, but this guy isn't a computer geek and isn't inclined to learn Linux even if I could hold his hand through the learning curve.

It's absolutely fucking insane that XP runs slow on a 2 GHz Pentium 4 with 3/4 gig of memory. If I weren't adamantly opposed to XP in the first place for crappy eye-candy-laden GUI, megabloat, and invasive EULAs, this would push me over the edge. As it is, there's no way in hell I'll recommend XP to anyone for any purpose.

current mood: [mood icon] irate

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