Computers have personality too
Quite some time ago I attempted to dual boot into Ubuntu Breezy Badger (with a level of success that can only compared with Windows ME). It failed massively. I tried again with Dapper Drake and in an entirely different way, it refused to install (although I'm not done battling with it). I installed Vista on Thursday and while this has not tested my patience, it too has developed "unique" behaviour on my box.
With the Vista install DVD in the drive, I boot into Vista. Without it, I boot into XP. Slightly odd if not useful behaviour but I'm not entirely sure why my machine feels the need to re-assure itself that it's booting the right operating system. While those who know me will have known my last rig (an XP3200+ system) was more commonly known as "the tempramental beast" due to it's rather lacklustre build quality (albeit mine) which would refuse to boot if the moon was just right. The newer machine (this AMD64 3700+) is a much tamer creature, but has it's own charming character flaws in the shape of dual booting.
People say machines are simple, it's 1's and 0's, but it's more than that. Computers have a personality, they have character. Some, you show enough love that you treat them as your child, others are only seconds away from being ejected from the household for hanging the SECOND before you trounced that "AWP whore" who has been bugging you all evening on Counter Strike.
Just another one of life's little difficulties.
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