The Day Windows Got Wiped
It was today, for me.
I had to save a database file; all of a sudden, in saving the file, the program froze, as if something else had interrupted it. Then, this obnoxious little window popped up:
"Would you like to update your 'Powered by Sonic' products?"
No, idiot, I wouldn't. Half the software that came with XP on my HP was crippleware. Notable in that category was the cdrecorder, which does a few useful things, then has that ever present prompt at the bottom of the menu. "UPGRADE".
In other words, go online, fork over $$$, and be able to do what you should have been able to do with the program anyway.
And then the db program crashed. "Unfortunately, this program has problems and needs to close. Would you like to send an error report?"
Arrgh. Come on, now, all I was doing was SAVING the file -- when did I need to use 150% of the CPU to do that?!?
At that point, I was having a very good Linux day. Not only was Debian up and fully functional, but I'd also test installed Fedora Core (on a new hard drive).
So here's my error report, Mr. Bill.
I armed the old photon torpedoes and blasted Windows to a fine spray of bits on the hard drive. Then I plopped Fedora Core down in its place, and am using the 2nd hard drive to try out some other OS options.
But none of them will be Windows.
So--the topic is: for those of you who have made the jump--what was the Day Windows Got Wiped for you?