Windows Problem

(It’s not what you think)

I was tidying up the Downloads folder on my iMac yesterday, and had CMD-clicked around thirty files in preparation for dragging them to the Trash, when on the last one my index finger had an involuntary spasm and double-clicked. Mac OS X took this aberration as instruction from me to open all said files and this was the result:

That's a lot of Windows for a Mac!

Once this particular Pandora’s Box had been opened there was no stopping it, so I just had to sit there and watch, wondering whether the computer would lose the presentation I was working on or just run out of memory and hang.

Neither happened, in fact my paltry 2Gb of RAM did a rather dignified job of handling the mess I’d thrown at it, and once the dust had settled and I’d quit the ten applications I hadn’t intended to run, things returned to normal.

I feel my index finger deserves to be punished for its errant behaviour. Perhaps I’ll stick it somewhere dark and unpleasant — that’ll teach it!


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3 Responses to Windows Problem

  1. Sajib says:

    Right now, windows is my second choice as an OS. I prefer Ubuntu for its fastness, cleanness, and stability.

  2. Tom Hartman says:

    That last part was an image that I will never get out of my head.

  3. Adrian says:

    When did 2G become paltry? my first hard drive was only 5G…I remember when this was all fields …

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