Agility, thy name is not a fancy synonym for “view”

Sirjee, mera file…….

Eh?

Woh file sirjee, jisko move karni thi. Meri file

Oh. woh file. Ho jayegi.

Thank you sirjee….sirjee hmm..er…kab hogi?

Abe bolraha hoon na. Ho jayegi. Jaldi kya hai

(scratching head) Nahin sir ji, bus kaam jaldi karvaana tha

Humko kya kampyuter samaj rakha hai? Tujhe patha hai kitna bijee hai hum

Patha hai sirjee, hum aapka kuch seva karen (with isly ismile)

Hmm..kya doge?

Ek mitthai ka dabba?

Kya? Abhi mere paas time nahin hai. Baad mein aao

Sir sir sirjee..Naa math kahiyega. Ek do aur dabbe dedethe hain

Hmm..wahan pe ek cabinet hai. usko kholo, aur rakh do.

Sirjee. lekin, hum kaise kholen.

To theek hai, peon ko kehdo karne keliye aur usko ek mitthai ka piece dedena

Theek hai sirjee

(after mitthai dabbas have been depojited in the right place)

Sirjee..mera file…

Hahn hahn..bait zara. Chai peene de. Uske baad zaroor move kardenge.

So, here is the question to my maruti esteemed readers. What am I describing?

A scene at a government office where a bribe needs to be paid to move a file before the next ice age?

Absolutely not. Now let me replay this dialogue with a little more context.

Sirjee, mera file……. ( C:\Users\Ashok\Desktop\Work\ruby186-25.exe )

Eh? ( Right click and keep waiting)

Woh file sirjee, jisko move karni thi. meri file ( Ctrl X. Ctrl V)

Oh. woh file. Ho jayegi. (The great Vista spinning wheel of the kalpa wait-vista.jpg)

Thank you sirjee….sirjee hmm..er…kab hogi?

Abe bolraha hoon na. Ho jayegi. Jaldi kya hai (wait-vista.jpg)

(scratching head) Nahin sir ji, bus kaam jaldi karvaana tha

Humko kya kampyuter samaj rakha hai? ( Um. Yes. But come to think of it. Your father XP was one. Your grandfather 98 was a little cranky. But you, are a comatose tortoise. On sleeping pills.)

Tujhe patha hai kitna bijee hai hum (wait-vista.jpg)

Patha hai sirjee, hum aapka kuch seva karen (with isly ismile)

Hmm..kya doge?

Ek mitthai ka dabba? 512 hai

ram1.jpg

Kya? Abhi mere paas time nahin hai. Baad mein aao (wait-vista.jpg)

Sir sir sirjee..Naa math kahiyega. Ek do aur dabbe dedethe hain

rams.jpg

Hmm..Peeche ek cabinet hai. Usko kholo, aur rakh do.

Sirjee. lekin, hum kaise kholen. (Laptop self openings. Warranty goings. )

To theek hai, peon ko kehdo karne keliye aur usko ek mitthai ka piece dedena ( Ample Computer Technologies private limited. Rs 1000 per RAM fittings. Auto charges extra)

Theek hai sirjee

(after mithai dabbas have been depojited in the right place)

Sirjee..mera file…( C:\Users\Ashok\Desktop\Work\ruby186-25.exe )

Hahn hahn..bait zara. Chai peene de.

Uske baad zaroor move kardenge. ( wait-vista.jpg)

Unprintable Hindi swear words making polite enquiries about Mr Gates’ and Mr Ballmer’s antecedents

The story:

About a month back, I bought my wife a laptop for her birthday. And I made 2 mistakes. Opting for Windows Vista, and saying no to extra RAM.

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  1. Vista runs just fine on a 3 year old athlon xp 2100+ with 512 megs of ram with all effects turned on(which do nothin to improve your productivity btw…but thats another story). Your graphics card makes all the difference. I have a 128 meg nvidia 5900xt which is not the best and the latest but is pretty decent for aero.

    Overall a good upgrade for windows users are chained to closed formats and proprietary standards….but i’ll stick with os x …thank you.

    If people claim that os x is also proprietary….show them the open source unix core and the open standards which apple follows everywhere in the os. From xml based config files(iphoto,itunes etc.) to using the open source cups for printing…for me…following open standards is the key…even if your software is closed.

  2. Mahendra,
    Thanks. I am glad I atleast get to the core 🙂 Usually, my tangents have a habit of slingshotting the article into deep space, much like voyager around jupiter 🙂

  3. switch to ubuntu gutsy gibbon release. Easier to install than Vista. Awesome driver support. Wireless issues, but manageable. and definitely faster – it works like a dream on my sad laptop with 256 mb ram, while my XP takes half an hour to boot.

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