That poor bus...
Having decided that Family Guy wasn't exactly the right way to punt Windows 7, Microsoft has decided to get down wiv da kidz by sponsoring the The Jingle Bell Ball - a musical extravaganza this weekend featuring luminaries such as Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus and the Backstreet Boys. To prove just how happening and …
It's got no doors or windows! Are you sure that isn't something off The Prisoner? I'm going to have nightmares about what horrors are perpetrated behind the blank portals of the hell-bus...
The even more scary thing, is that I expect this guy to step out of it at any moment:
What's that? A concert by Sugababes, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson, you say? Yeah, I guess I can see what that's got to do with an operating system... well, actually, maybe I can't.
Didn't the Rookies from Redmo.... er, Reading think about their target audience when signing all those cheques? Let's give them a few pointers.....
Crap pop stars' target audience == pre-pubescant girls who live at home with their parents and who spend all their time in their bedroom reading MyFaceSpace blogs about their idols (Sugababes, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson).
Crap operating system's target audience == fat, balding, middle-aged men who live at home with their parents and who spend all their time in their bedroom reading MyFaceSpace blogs about their idols (Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie).
Maybe they've got more in common with each other than I originally thought.
... for the pirated version to show up and see what Microsoft will do about it. Since with the Genuine thing you get screwed maximally, I can only wonder what would be depicted on the fake bus. Maybe a 600 pound gorilla with a jar of Vas ..... oh never mind, you get the picture.
I had a problem with W7 not recognising my DVD drive and it was down to the GEARS ASPI drivers that were bundled with an itunes installation. Removed this from my system and all was well.
Obviously I have no idea if this applies to your system but if you do have itunes installed try removing the GEARS drivers and see if it helps.
Go here for 'how to' and stuff
...Else that would have been a clapped out old volkswagon camper, driven by a bunch of aging hippies and green smoke wafting out of every leaking window and panel. And, true to life, none of the passengers could agree on where exactly they should be going, or even how to get there.
At least the buggers are trying, which is all I'm going to say. They've got a product to sell, and they're giving it a go. When I see an Apple Smartcar or the Linux Camper, then I might be tempted to grill the occupants about why I should switch, but the chances are, that'll never happen.
Oh, and to LJ Vino... yeah, we had to wait until the new livery was decided by FGW central command until that got replaced. You should know by now, nothing EVER arrives on time on the railways ;O)
Shoved into an cramped metal box, blindfolded and unable to see where you're going, just having to put complete trust in whoever's driving the bus, let them do whatever they want and pray it won't veer wildly out of control and crash.
How is this not the *perfect* metaphor for the windows o/s user experience?
Actually, that sounds much more like the previous US administration/Current Labour government to me.
I guess the Apple metaphor would be that you get to ride in the back of a very large stretch hummer, but with no control over the destination and only 3 channels on the TV.
We're waiting for the linux one, but that has yet to leave the driveway and get onto the road... ;O)
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