Sunday, May 24, 2009

Well done Microsoft.....wankers - Windows7 is a flop

Just recently in my inbox i recived this email message :

"We’re sending this mail to remind you that Windows 7 Release candidate is available and to make sure you plan ahead for when the Beta expires on August 1, 2009. On June 1, 2009, the PC you’re using to test the Beta will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will send you a notice a couple of weeks in advance, and that’d be the ideal time to rebuild your test PC with a non-expired version of Windows, such as the RC or Windows Vista. This will be a clean installation, so be ready to reinstall your programs and data."

What a bunch of cocks, i very well knew when the due date was going to expire on Windows7........ so why the hell do they need to shut down after 2 hours use, before the due date of expiry??? Would you rent a car if you knew that 6 hours before the car has to be back at the depot, it would stop on the side of the road every 2 hours.

Why am i so bitter? I didn't pay anything for it - well kiddies, Windows7 is currently residing on my wife's laptop......and she is still in Australia (I'm in NZ remember).....until mid June - before Windows7b expires.......but after this archaic 2 hour shutdown sequence goes ahead.

While Windows7 is not a bad package - Microsoft should just call what it is...... Vista SP2.
Now i love Vista - so i in turn like Windows7.
But with crap like this i know exactly what is going to happen when i get home, her PC will be wiped and Linux Mint is going on.

Well done Microsoft - you have just lost one of your biggest fans.