Bluuuue Rajah wrote:
> Everybody rightly criticizes Micro$tiff for selling a crappy OS, and
> Linux is obviuosly better, if you have the time and the expertise
> to use in it, but until this week I didn't understand exaclty why
> Windows is such a POS.
> When I had to uninstall the Google toolbar because Google installed
> an update tht I didn't ask for, which overrode IE5's ctrl-f
> command, the reason beame clear. Windows' install/uninstall method
> causes bugs to accumulate, if programs are not ununstalled in
> precise the reverse order of which they were installed.
> The problem is that terrible method of saving old copies of system
> files, like .ini files, as backups, to be restored when software is
> uninstalled. So the more apps you uninstall, out of order, the
> buggier your system becomes, until you finally have to reinstall
> the OS.
> Linux apparently doesn't have anything resembling this problem,
> which makes me wonder, how did the Linux designers (Torvald?)
> handle this problem, and can we learn anything from their solution
> to help minimize the problem with Windows?
> Your thoughts?
I do have one question to pose (in addition to my 'thoughts' given
You stated, "... which overrode IE5's ctrl-f command ..." in your posting
(quoted above in its entirety) - which leads me to ask, "Just what Windows
Operating System are you running?
I assumed it to have been Windows XP - given one of your chosen places to
post (microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support) but if that was true -
you would not have access to Internet Explorer 5 directly - you would have
access to Internet Explorer 6 (at least.)
If you are using Internet Explorer 5 - that brings up other interesting
points. You installed a software that "Requires Internet Explorer 6.0+"
(among other requirements) according to the download page:
http://toolbar.google.com/ ... How?
I'm only asking because if you are going to claim a problem - you should be
fairly complete and accurate in your description of said problem before you
start throwing out accusations - otherwise it may be assumed the problem
doesn't even exist.
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