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Feb. 16th, 2007

downloading and (re-)installing internet explorer is like driving a car at ten miles an hour and stopping on every corner to ask for directions..

oh in case you're wondering what i need it for: it's only for testing purposes..

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tripartite
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
What? So you can see how vulnerable your system is? ;)
tamar
Feb. 16th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
hehe..
no, in livejournal support. to reproduce a problem a user is experiencing..
tripartite
Feb. 16th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, end (l)users. I hope you run it in a VM.
sleepysweater
Feb. 16th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)

what is that, run it in a VM?
tripartite
Feb. 16th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Virtual Machine ie running Windows under VMWare to run IE.

There are also serveral emulators, if she's running linux, out there that will do basically the same thing. WINE/Cedega, CrossOverOffice come to mind but there are others.
sleepysweater
Feb. 17th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
thanks. didn't know that.
tripartite
Feb. 17th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Glad to help.
blooz69
Feb. 19th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh how pppl do add stress to their lives
Your sojourn wiggled some of my fav MS jokes out of my cobweb: Since you mentioned "car", here's on my laughable ones:
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "If GM hadkept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving 25 dollar cars that got 1000 mi/gal."

Recently General Motors addressed this comment by releasing the statement: "Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day?"

1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.

2. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

3. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail and you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you would accept this too.

4. You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bought "Car95" or "CarNT". But, then you would have to buy more seats.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads.

6. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars, which would make their cars run much slower.

7. The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single "general car default" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

9. The airbag system would say "are you sure?" before going off.

10. If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what happened.
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