Windows vs FoMoCo

Been around but STILL fits.
Lew
---------------------------------- Windows vs. Ford Motor Co.
For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:
If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would stll be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day.
2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3... Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason.
You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.
For some reason you would simply accept this.
4.... Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5..... Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6..... The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
I love the next one!
7....... The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8........ Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9......... Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
10.......... You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
PS - I'd like to add that when all else fails, you could call "customer service" in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!
Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!
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*snip*
Windows is better about this... it's more like bumping road signs rather than full on collisions with oncoming traffic. (It's not Windows crashing, either. It's the application.)

Almost there! Just a few more lights to remove and all that's left is "Check Engine". I guess they did add the parenthesis squiglly line light recently, but that's more like a computer battery warning. *snip*

I'm sure there's cars out there like that now. I know I press the same button to start and stop my car, but can't remember the label. (Who needs to look at that? Watching for the tire pressure light is more important, because you know, the tires might get soft or something.)
*snip*
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Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in

Wellllllllll.... maybe. The big problem with Windows is that a poorly-written application can crash the operating system. This should not happen.
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On 3/11/2013 7:20 AM, Doug Miller wrote:

The apps that cause this behavior are predominantly written by ...
Microsoft!
LOL John
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It's been a long time since I've seen a software crash take down a system like the old days. Most of the time the crash occurs, the program goes away and Windows Error Reporting pops up. The system stays stable.
OTOH, one program disables sleep to do some encoding and then while I assume the program exits properly the screen doesn't come back on. While a program should be able to temporarily disable sleep (from user mode), it shouldn't be able to keep the system from waking up.
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