For better or worse, it has come to this. I used your operating systems because I had to – everyone was developing for your sick platforms. “You don’t like it? Switch to Linux.” I would, MS, I really would, if the other players would just develop the software I use for Linux. Till then I’m stuck with you. I even learned to love your idiosyncratic way of doing things.
But it is now, when my high end computer (2.1 GHz dual-core processor, 3.5 GB of RAM) streaming HD internet video on a 22 MB/s pipe can’t play 1080p without choking, that I whole-heartedly issue “Fuck you, fuck you Microsoft, fuck you, you fucking piece of shit bastard company.” Fuck your fucked up DPC system, fuck your idiotic driver model, fuck everything about you that renders top-of-the-line hardware obsolete while still fresh from the assembly line. Fuck you. Fuck you, do you hear?
Not being able to enjoy Parisienne Walkways in its full splendour, at 1080p (later edit: not even 480p, consistently), in AD 2011, on Windows Vista, on proper broadband, is nothing short of sacrilege.
Fuck you very much, Microsoft. Fuck you.
PS: “it’s the browser, it’s the Flash plug-in, it’s YouTube itself”… Nope, it’s fucking Microsoft, let me assure you. I’ve studied it thorougly. It’s fucking Microsoft and the crap we get from them.