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MS Fanboys & Apple store

I was browsing the interweb and came across an interesting video. Check it out.

 

.wav from .wav on Vimeo.

If you do not get it, the guys are actually sticking the windows logo onto an Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany. I found that quite amusing. The prank was done by Microsoft fanboys. 

Wouldnt it be funny if Windows users were bought to the apple store and actually bought Apple products? 

 

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Windows 7

I was multi tasking between surfing, reading reviews on the new camera’s being announced at dpreview.com, selecting_ resizing and uploading photos to facebook and waiting for the download of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Episode 15: Tresspass to finish download.

When I stumble to engadget. Windows 7 SKUs announced. Hmm.. the industry have been saying that its almost ready and the alpha version is as good as the release version. In any case it was still predicted to go thru a beta phase for at least 6 months or more.

Heck, I had high hopes for it. Been following Rafeal Rivera’s blog on it.

So its now announced that there will be 6 versions of Windows 7.

SIX! ENAM! *replace with your own language / dialag*dialect (thx matt for the correction)!

 

Windows 7 Starter

  • Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
  • Limited to 3 simultaneous applications
Windows 7 Home Basic (Vista equivalent: $200)
  • Only available in emerging markets
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
Windows 7 Home Premium (Vista equivalent: $260)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes Aero UI tweaks
  • Features multi-touch capabilities
  • Adds “premium” games
  • Adds media capabilities (Media Center, DVD playback, DVD creation, etc.)
  • Can create home network groups
Windows 7 Professional (Vista equivalent: $300)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes all features of Premium
  • Adds enhanced networking capabilities (Remote Desktop host, domain support, offline folders, etc.)
  • Adds Mobility Center
  • Adds Presentation Mode
Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Available only in volume licenses
  • Includes all features of Professional
  • Adds Branch Cache
  • Adds Direct Access
  • Adds BitLocker
Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista equivalent: $320)
  • Limited OEM and retail availability
  • Includes all features of Enterprise

 

How can it be 6 flavours of one operating system ? 3 applications!? So you run a web browsers, an IM and music player, and thats it. You cannot run any more applications. Then again its probably bundled software. Hmm… Looks like Microsoft is putting up a fight against free OS (open sourced).

At US$ 260.00 it will be (about) RM 939.38 for Windows 7 Home Premium. If not mistaken the current Windows Vista is about the same price, or slightly cheaper.

I had high hopes for the new Windows OS. I was planning to build a new rig to play Diablo III. Now.. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.

 

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wahliew! Feb already!

WOW! Where did the time fly to ?

Suddenly its February 2007!

Well my pc have been suffering for the past few weeks. Having BSODs (BLUE SCREEN OF DEATHS).

Check out my BSODs!

Click image to see more details!

Right my poor poor PC. I was quite annoyed till I didn't really read the error codes. Namely the 0x0000007A, 0x00000050, 0x000000F4, 0x0000008E, and c000021a. So after much scouring the interweb. I still couldn't find a solution for my PC. I did a bunch of test, memory test, processor tests. All passed with flying colours.

The PC would boot up for about 4-5 mins then BSOD. Arght! Then it would work okay for about 20 hours. Then for no reason what so ever, BSOD!!!

According to resources from Microsoft,

CAUSE

The STOP 0xC000021A error occurs when either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fails. When the Windows NT kernel detects that either of these processes has stopped, it stops the system and raises the STOP 0xC000021A error. This error may have several causes, including, but not limited to the following:
Mismatched system files have been installed.
A Service Pack installation has failed.
A backup program that as used to restore a hard disk did not correctly restore files that may have been in use.
An incompatible third party program been installed.
Another page from Microsoft,
The following are all common causes of STOP Messages 0x00000077 and 0x0000007A:
The paging file contained a bad block.
If the page file is on a SCSI device, the trap could have been caused by improper termination.
Bad cabling from hard disk to controller.
An error on the disk controller.
Running out of non-paged pool resources on the server.
So I swapped a new SATA cable


I even took out my Hercules sound card which I suspect is a bit faulty. So now I'm on onboard sound, which incidentally render my XPS510 from a 5.1 speaker system to a 4.0 sounding like I'm listening to music or watching movie in the toilet. o.O

Its now 2AM. And I'm done! Thinking about my crappy PC makes me not happy! And when I'm not happy I wanna sleep it off, or I'll start smashing things to bits.

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*and as I have said in my previous post, Happy FRiGGIN new year!!!!!