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Hi Bill - freddy - 09-12-2008


Did you know this ones ...


Microsoft Publishes
Windows 2000
Bug List !!



Microsoft today published the full bug list for its Windows
2000 operating system. For the first time ever, all known
and reported bugs are to be made available to the public.
Mr Hyan-Lee of Japan (photographed above) made the
mistake of printing the whole list ........


At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer
industry with the auto industry and stated: "If GM had kept up with the
technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving
$25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
(by Mr. Welch himself) stating:


If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving
cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason at all, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have to
buy a new car.

3. Occasionally, executing a manoeuver such as a left-turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, and you would have to
reinstall the engine.

4. When your car died on the freeway for no reason, you would just
accept this, restart and drive on.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought
'Car95' or 'CarNT', and then added more seats.

6. Apple would make a car powered by the sun, reliable, five times as
fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five per cent of
the roads.

7. Oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would be
replaced by a single 'general car default' warning light.

8. New seats would force every-one to have the same size butt.

9. The airbag would say 'Are you sure?' before going off.

10. Occasionally, for no reason, your car would lock you out and refuse
to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned
the key, and grabbed the radio antenna.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of
road maps from Rand-McNally (a subsidiary of GM), even though they
neither need them nor want them. Trying to delete this option would
immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50 per cent or
more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the
Justice Department.

12. Every time GM introduced a new model, car buyers would have to learn
how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate
in the same manner as the old car.

13. You would press the 'start' button to shut off the engine.

RE: Hi Bill - CBreuer - 09-12-2008

Hi Freddy,

these are really good ones, but Mr. Welch should have stayed on his side of the business and create cars - unfortunately they are now building computers on wheels, of which some of these now somehow have the errors he discribes. Mad:(

Hi Bill - brisschris - 11-19-2009

Hi Freddy,

I am brisschris.This is my first visit to site.I am new to this site,but I’ve enjoyed posting in your forums.I like your idea.Mr. Welch should have stayed on his side of the business. And it will create cars.Bill Gates reportedly compared the computerindustry with the auto industry and stated: "If GM had kept up with thetechnology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving$25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

I am agree with Mr.Bill Gates.He is great person.And many knowledges of computers. Mr. Welch try to understand the problem of Bill Gates.

Thank you very much and Stay connected with me.