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Matt, First of all, the comment box is wonky (VERY wide) on Safari on a 24" iMac. Second, I sympathize. I recently bought an Aspire One netbook for a single task that I need to perform under Windows. I now use it as my "TV watching machine". The thing is driving me fucking insane. First of all, there are the incessant pop-up reminders and warnings. Second, McAfee seems to control the system. It's as if it's McAfee Windows, not Microsoft Windows. I keep trying to remove the McAfree toolbar from Internet Explorer (why do I need it?) and it keeps re-installing itself. SO FUCKING STUPID. When McAfee asks if I want to update it, there's no way to say "no, and don't ever ask again". But it's not just McAfee. It's the entire system. It's as if it's intentionally user-hostile. I used to consider myself platform agnostic. I would use Mac, Windows, or Linux without complain. Not anymore. After several years spending most of my time in OS X, I can't imagine going back to Windows. On the Mac, I can just do stuff. I never worry about the operating system getting in my way. Things just work. I know I sound like some sort of lame Mac evangelist, and that's not really true. Macs have their problems, too. But man, working with Windows recently has been like pulling teeth.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on End to end problems at A Whole Lotta Nothing
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