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Is Windows a Virus ?

No, Windows is not a virus. Here's what viruses do:

1.They replicate quickly - okay, Windows does that.

2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so - okay, Windows does that.

3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk - okay, Windows does that too.

4.Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable programs and systems. - Sigh.. Windows does that, too.

5.Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. - Yup, Windows does that, too.

Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.

So Windows is not a virus.

It's a bug.

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im with jeremy here, didnt find this funny at all since they are all wrong. you rly need to learn how to properly protect yourself from viruses/adware/spyware, that alone will make windows run well. to make windows run great you need to nlite the hell out of it and disable a bunch of services too, once you've done that then windows will be amazing.

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Highly experienced user who knows how to maintain the PC and what programs to get the job done right/nLite = bugfix

Exactly!!

Im really sick of all the anti-windows jokes! And one thing that has really been getting on my nerves for the last couple of months its the use of M$ to refer to Microsoft!

Microsoft would be stupid not to make money of something that sells like crazy!

@ sven - nothing against you buddy!

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Highly experienced user who knows how to maintain the PC and what programs to get the job done right/nLite = bugfix

Exactly!!

Im really sick of all the anti-windows jokes! And one thing that has really been getting on my nerves for the last couple of months its the use of M$ to refer to Microsoft!

Microsoft would be stupid not to make money of something that sells like crazy!

@ sven - nothing against you buddy!

Exactly. If it wasn't for Windows, you wouldn't be here. ;)

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Sticks and stones, dudes...

Microsoft has been the 800 pound gorilla for almost as long as the personal computer has existed--I don't think the heckling from the peanut gallery has hurt their sales, reputation, or quality. All publicity is good--part of the price of successful marketing, I guess. Let the product speak for itself.

Anyway, I enjoy a joke every bit as much as the stuffed shirts in Redmond (OK, maybe a little more). So I think I'll throw us back on topic with an oldie. Pay particular attention to code 01A:

000 - Unexpected Intelligent User Detected; Please Reload Everything

001 - Intimidation Failed; Attempting to Crash Repeatedly

002 - Erroneous Error; No Error Occurred (Yet)

003 - RAM Depleted; Annex Japan (Y/N)?

004 - Deluxe Error. Please Send $75 to Upgrade Your Error

005 - Long File Name Error; Tape Erased to Make Room for Filename

006 - Insufficient RAM to Crash Properly; Attempting Fake Crash

007 - Alphanumeric Sequence "OS2" Prohibited

008 - This License Has Expired; Please Purchase Another Copy

009 - Error Buffer Overflow; Too Many Errors

00A - Non-Microsoft Application Encountered

00B - Push Error; Removing Files to Make Room for Advertisement

00C - Windows Loaded Correctly This Time

00D - User Error; Lemming Not Found

00E - Open Standard Encountered; Attempting to Redmondize

00F - Reserved for Future Coding Errors

010 - Virus Error - Other Applications Will Be Closed Instead

011 - Orwell Not Found; You Must Use MSN

012 - Cash Underflow - Credit Card Number Will Be Assimilated

013 - Keyboard Error; User Must Learn to Slow Down

014 - User Error; Reading License Agreement Mandatory to Continue

015 - Error Message Deleted

016 - Expected Error Did Not Occur; Attempting to Restart Error Sequence

017 - Multitasking Attempted; System Confused

018 - Network Error - Your Crash Will Be Replicated to All Stations

019 - Freedom-of-Choice Error; Select a Microsoft Browser To Continue

01A - Insult Detected -- Your Bill Gates Joke Will Be Deleted

01B - Error Removing Temp File; a Permanent File Will Be Substituted

01C - Wrong Disk Formatted. Sorry About That.

01D - Mandatory Error Inserted to Meet Error Quota

01E - Please Insert Your Favorite Error Here

01F - Error In Progress; Please Wait....

020 - Unknown Error Occurred But Was Lost. Windows Will Try To Remember

021 - Error Parsing Error List; Please Wait For Next Error

022 - Upgrade Error; Please Format Your Drive And Reload Everything

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i have nothing against microsoft, i just found it funny lol. i actualy dislike the apple mac os, but the hardware for their pcs (pc means personal computer for those who forgot) is sweet lol. im just weird :whistle:

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