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neu5eeCh
May 11th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Disclaimer: This E-Mail came from a friend. Don't know if the claims are true (as concerns what Bill Gates said and how GM responded). Liked the humor though... This has probably been around...


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........Twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car...
10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.

sydbat
May 11th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Disclaimer: This E-Mail came from a friend. Don't know if the claims are true (as concerns what Bill Gates said and how GM responded). Liked the humor though... This has probably been around...Not even close to anything true or genuine. This email has been going around, in one version or another, since the mid 90's.

As I have to tell my dad when he sends things like this, "please do some simple research before deciding to forward things like this...starting with snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/autos.asp)".

Throne777
May 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Not even close to anything true or genuine. This email has been going around, in one version or another, since the mid 90's.

As I have to tell my dad when he sends things like this, "please do some simple research before deciding to forward things like this...starting with snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/autos.asp)".

It's an amusing joke. Its relation to truth is moot.

neu5eeCh
May 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Not even close to anything true or genuine. This email has been going around, in one version or another, since the mid 90's.

Yeah, suspected as much, but I'd never seen it before and maybe there are others. Got a good laugh out of it.

dniMretsaM
May 11th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Good read. The characteristics are pretty much true. 'GM' should have mention how Linux cars in there someplace, though.

weasel fierce
May 11th, 2011, 04:52 PM
The linux car needs less gas and never needs to be taken to the mechanic... but occasionally you need to build the carburator from scratch.

Smilax
May 11th, 2011, 05:02 PM
yea, it's a moo point

Spice Weasel
May 11th, 2011, 05:46 PM
This was a very accurate and unbiased critique of Microsoft products... as of 1998.

dniMretsaM
May 11th, 2011, 06:46 PM
yea, it's a moo point

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cow_power.jpg

Smilax
May 11th, 2011, 07:35 PM
yea, like a cow's opinion,

no'one cares.:popcorn:

Bapun007
May 11th, 2011, 07:43 PM
If a car is made of ubuntu , fedora or suse , then you have to reinstall the engine every 6 months(off course free of charge) . I use a car made of debian stable or ubuntu lts .

jerenept
May 12th, 2011, 05:26 PM
http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cow_power.jpg

This (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/56125)bug :P