Yup, this is how it sounds that microsoft is thanking their clients that buy their original products.
They are like telling you: “you fool could have installed a pirated version!”
Here's how the story starts, I buy a labtop, with its bundled Windows XP Home edition... I wanted to be fully legal this time, as the only pirated softwares that i use nowdays are Microsoft's Windows Operating System, and Macromedia's multimedia packages (Fireworks, Flash, Dreamwaver, and Handsfree).
(Note: No, I never bought Microsoft's office, I've been using OpenOffice for over a couple of years now)
Now I dont really know what does the word (Home Edition) mean for those at microsoft!? Doesnt mean that the home edition fool user doesnt have an interest to have any type of network connections but a direct one to the Internet?!
Does it mean that he cant have users account management but throughout a fancy lousy utility in the control panel that changes a user's icon or password!
Or Does it mean that a user can't have microsoft's own web server (not even for experimental purposes for you kids that want to learn some programming!), even if microsoft claims it makes its web server: ( IIS ), free for its users!
So, you want make a peer to peer connection between two PCs (because maybe as a home user you may not have the interest to have an Ethernet network at your home) .... and what you'll find is ..... a disabled option!!!!
and for accepting a connection, it considers the connection a phone call throughout your modem...
On the other hand, you want some advanced user management, you click on the “manage” option rightclicking on your “My Computer” icon.
No “Manage Users” in the right bar tree!
This is how it should look:
& this is how it is!
I go, to the system32 folder inside the windows directory, and hey, there's the execution runner called “lusrmgr” available in there (The Management console consists of several execution runners like this one in case you dont know, and those execution runners are called behind the seen when you change some option from the control panel in windows in a “User Friendly Way” ).
and surprise surprise, here is what appeared in there:
“This computer is running Windows XP Home Edition, This SNAPIN MAY NOT BE USED with THAT version of Windows.”
Man, they dont know how to inform their users properly, the even don't know how to write proper english!!!! what “THAT VERSION”!!!
or is it that they use linux and call their own made operating system: “THAT”?!
Hell Ya.... and they call linux “not so user friendly”.
And by the way, The need for the user management thingy appeared from the another problem, running Oracle's Enterprise Manager, any import or export from user files saved on the operating system, you will be requested to enter the credentials for logging in to the file system throughout the operating system running on the machine from which you want to extract or import the files stored on your machine....
and guess what, you put the user name and password, and it says it cant log-in to the operating system you are running at the moment (I never faced such a situation with Oracle 10g since it was released).....
I want my money back and my pirated Windows XP professional back, at least I know its pirated what ever fools came out in my face!
The question of why do i still need windows, well, i need it from time to time in my programming and development issues, i need both actually (Windows and Linux). So double booting is indeed the most suitable option.
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