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Old 2001-06-20, 03:47
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Kieron Kieron is offline
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Well nowadays everyone has to go for Microsoft LifeMe. Pretty soon after they released it, all the latest versions of the necessary programs (like Walking2000, TalkingMe, Learning2001) would only run on LifeMe.

But what they don't tell you is that LifeMe will only run on an Intel Body Inside at 2000GHz or above, and requires you to install DirectBrain 8.3a. You may, of course, then have to install patches 8.3b then 8.4 to stop your brain crashing every 5 minutes. This can be annoying because when you 'come to' after a DirectBrain crash, your desktop is rearranged. This is as yet unexplained by Microsoft.

The upgrade also means that if you have any problems with older programs (such as Thinking3.11 for Workgroups - I mean, who ever does that any more), you get no support from manufacturers; they just say that the problems arise from the latest version of DirectBrain, which is not yet supported by said manufacturer.

Ho hum.

If you want to be really radical - to 'think different,' as it were - go for an Apple iLife. They are extremely stable, fast and reliable lives. Unfortunately only a tiny percentage of people own iLives and so the many programs are not supported. You would not be able to Walk2000, TalkMe, Learn2001 or even FuckNT in the same way as everyone else. Which sometimes can be embarrassing (though some people do like to do things differently).
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