From: Miles (kcolfer at domain iol.ie)
Date: Thu 23 Sep 1999 - 09:30:23 IST
On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Raymond Kelly wrote:
> Make a mental note to yourself along the lines "It's always the users
> fault" or "OPERATOR ERROR OPERATOR ERROR"
Another version of this is the acronym PEBKAC, which stands for "Problem
Exists Between Keyboard And Chair." (often used in tech support circles
> Outlook being the absolute POS that it is will have
> affected your whole registry (which Uninstalling don't fix btw) in an
> adverse fashion leading to continued bit-rot.
Not just Outlook. In M$'s efforts to integrate their browser with the
desktop (oops, sorry, that never happened, did it?), installing either IE4
or up and any form of outlook means your registry will never be the same
again. they dig themselves in so deep that trying to remove them will rip
the guts out of your registry. I suppose it's sort of like your machine
becomes part of the Borg Collective or something, it can never fully go
back to what it was.
> I put a _lot_ of effort
> into this some time back which is why I've got everybody here using
> Netscape (almost as bloated but still better, and it would be open & in
> use anyway so why not?)
Yeah, Netscape may be crap and crash a lot, but at least you can uninstall
it pretty easily if you have to.
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at domain iol.ie
kieranc at domain bigfoot.com
"The optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true."
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