WinXP is MORE LAME

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  1. couch potato macrumors regular

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    My friend just called me about and hour ago. He invited me to play BF1942 with him. I accepted. "Oh, one more thing" he said. "Before you hook your computer to the internet, be sure to download the security update" It turns out there is ANOTHER windows virus out there that restarts your computer every 60 seconds. My friend has a network of PC's, and all of them caught this virus. Boy, these days the benefits of os x really stand out:D
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Def. pwned...

    --> "Oh, one more thing" he said. "Before you hook your computer to the internet, be sure to download the security update" (couch potato)

    Nice one. :p
     
  3. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    No way man... Windows is cool. Like how when you uninstall something but it never really goes away.... You don't even have to back up your hard drive because it's all still there :rolleyes:
     
  4. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Re: WinXP is MORE LAME

    Lol...better hope you have broadband and that this isn't one of those "Security Updates" that are ungodly huge, and which have little impact on day to day PC usage...:rolleyes:
     
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    It really is annoying--just about every day since my parents got that Dell system over a month ago there have been updated I've had to install for them. If you check the Add/Remove software control panel, there is this huge list of like 100 patches that have been installed overtop XP since we've got it. If this is the most user friendly, stable, secure Windows ever, then what has Microsoft been doing for the past couple of decades?
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    but you cant play battlefield on the mac, which really sucks. i dont think the virus is that bad, i patched and im done. i just feel bad for the people who dont patch.

    iJon
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Re: WinXP is MORE LAME

    Um, how are you supposed to download an update if you're not "hooked" to the net? :confused:
     
  8. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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  9. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: WinXP is MORE LAME

    haha seriously! that's just ridiculous. did you see that? that was basic logic flying right out the window.
     
  10. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: WinXP is MORE LAME

    Reminds me of when I called Earthlink technical support, and after I selected the option for connection difficulties, I got a 30 second computerized advertisement of how easy it is to get help from the website and their instant messenging chat.

    Back on topic:
    There are a couple reasons Windows has a lot of viruses. 1. Windows is used by 95% of people, and is targeted more. 2. Windows is used by 95% of people, so the coders don't work very hard to defend against competition.
     

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