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People wonder why I don’t use windows

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I’ll give a prime example. Wanted to watch a netflix movie tonight, so of course its a windows IE only application (boo on netflix….i need to start a email campaign towards them about that). Hopefully they are not like the folks over at (behind the discovery channels video player, again windows only….) who decided it’d be a good idea to block me from sending emails to their single feedback email address about linux support, once a week for about a month (before I got silently dropped).

Anyways I boot into windows, and its the second time so I decide to do some windows updates as I’m sure there’s updates that need to be applied to make use of the movie player. I do 11 patches which isn’t too bad and ignore the update for sp3 for now. Do the reboot as requested. I then pop over to netflix, and go to their movie viewing service. Oh you need to install this active-x component. After its installed, I’m informed that I need to upgrade my windows media player (another application I consider to be poorly made..but so many people depend on it since its on every windows box). Of course that’s a reboot (number 2 for those keeping track).

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