Now and then I used to come in touch with a PC (a laptop) of a friend of mine. This PC used to display a rather strange behavior. This PC, running Windows 7, would not correctly mount any usb hard disk or pendrive, except for a few new USB 3.0 drives. This Asus laptop had a really convoluted installation history, as even specifying the precise model it is not very easy to uniquely determine the specific driver to install for a given device. It turns out that every re-installation is made is a sort of trial-and-error procedure and the final outcome is, as one can see, not very nice.
“The appearance of safety was mistaken for safety itself.” (Walter Lord)
It seems reasonable to me that the prefix UN- should be banned from the world of computing and technology in general.
We have several examples of UN-thingies.
so why not go on with the ‘unhackable’ netbook network
“There was no way we could do any of this on XP,” he said. “Windows 7 nailed it for us.”