May 24th, 2010

die now

A brief rant about Apple products.

James Lileks v. MacBook:

...and they wanted to play Sims 3 on the Windows side of the laptop, so could I fix the sound? Because there wasn’t any sound. I investigated, and sure enough: somehow the audio drivers had vanished. I tried to reinstall Windows while running Windows, which had the effect of rendering Windows inoperable. Tried to reinstall it via Boot Camp, only to find that the program had expired. Yes: expired. It was a beta with a self-destruct mechanism. Sigh. To the internet, Robin. The only way to reinstall Boot Camp to reinstall Windows was to upgrade the operating system. Spent half an hour backing up daughter’s files. Tried to install OS X10.5. “Not enough memory.”

Weep. Well, not Snow Leopard, but Plain Old Leopard, then.

Couldn’t find the install disk. Gave up. “Sorry hon, no Windows for a while.”

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