Message from discussion Windows 8 Pro Upgrade will cost $40 till Jan 31,2013
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From: Rin Stowleigh <rstowle...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade will cost $40 till Jan 31,2013
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On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:27:16 -0500, Xocyll <Xoc...@kingston.net>
>Rin Stowleigh <rstowle...@gmail.com> looked up from reading the entrails
>of the porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:
>>On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:56:12 -0400, Spalls Hurgenson
>>>Use CTRL-SHIFT-ESC to access the task-manager
>>>(this works as far back as Win3, IIRC and is the "official" way to
>>>open the task manager)
>>Yeah, there was a time when CTL-ALT-DEL meant warm reboot :)
>Same basic decision tree.
>Oh no, the machine has locked up, Reboot it.
>Now it's the machine has locked up, bring up the task manager and maybe
>you'll be lucky enough to be able to kill the locked up app instead of
>Speaking of crash rebooting (and the inevitable drive checks) why on
>earth did Microsoft put a press key to abort the drive check in and a
>longish timeout before it would proceed, why isn't there a press a key
>to start it now option? Especially since only an idiot _wouldn't_ check
>the drives after a crash.
>Lets make people doing the right thing, wait even longer, while the
>impatient can click a key and skip the check and fuck their system up -
>great setup there Microsoft.
>>I usually find myself just right-clicking the task bar to get to
>>task-manager these days.
>Doesn't work very well when you're in a full screen app (game) and
>there's no bar to click on when things lock up.
True, but then again an extra mouse click following CTRL-ALT-DEL is
nothing to complain about either, especially assuming you're going
there to kill a locked up app. Multi-purposing the keystroke
combination to also do things like logout and switch users was a
logical choice given the evolution of Windows.