Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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by pete on Mon 12th Jul 2004 16:55 UTC

bootloaders dont bother me, ive never had a problem with them, and they do help keep multi-boot systems organized, somehow i feel implementing it into the mainboard would maybe "lock" boot procedures into whatever mainboard you are using, instead of having a choice of bootloaders

as for time, you can either wait for everything to start up before windows/linux/osx/etc loads up, or have windows load, then activate all your devices, either way, it seems you'll be waiting. i have an old pentium166 that takes up to 10 minutes to boot, a 500mhz laptop that takes 6 minutes to boot, and my new 3ghz boots in just over a minute. in time i suppose computers will boot instantly, but until then you can always standby or hibernate

I have a logitech itouch, and while some of the buttons are rather pointless (shopping, favorites, webcam, etc), i do use the media controls a lot! also, i have a little scroller on the side that i use when scrolling articles. i should also mention that my mouse is on a different level them my keyboard (my keyboard slides out, my mouse is on teh desktop), so its a bit more economical in my case

i hate trackballs ;) of course i also do a lot of gaming, but i like to have the pointer follow my hand motions (thus, i like the touchmouse on a laptop better then the little purple thing above the 'B' key)

just my thoughts