A rantbox

Mon 31 July 2006

What's up with people running an illegal, almost unprotected WinXP?

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

While installing Gaim for my sister at her pc at my parents' place, I noticed she is running WinXP. And with that I mean: pure WinXP. Not a sole servicepack in sight. There was some Watchdog thingee running [my dad's work I guess], and of course she's running Kerio firewall and AVG antivirus [my advices], but Ad-Aware hadn't been run in over four months and she's complaining about random crashes of programs. Today she started complaining about Gaim crashing continuously on her ["Nice msn you gave me, it keeps crashing" being her words... :)], but when I notified her of her windows not being maintained well, she grudgingly admitted that more programs crash randomly. Not to mention windows deciding she needed a new profile last week, which I had to fix for her.

My dad in the meanwhile is still planning on reinstall the box with an SP2 equipped windows, but he finally wants a legal version for at least his own pc. In the meanwhile I'm converting more pc's to GNU/Linux, the new pc for the GF's grandma being the latest. Reminds me I need to create a dual boot on her laptop. She's getting a tad tired of windows too ;)

Airco's and water provide more coolness anyway ;)