Obama bloats Vista by 11MB
56MB update adds five words to dictionary
We're very much obliged today to readers Hawkeye and Duncan Lilly for providing evidence that the Beast of Redmond's Vista is not the lean, mean fighting machine it really should be. Try this "important" update warning for size:
That's an awful lot of megs, to be sure - just how many words are we talking about here? Microsoft explains:
The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are not recognized when you check the spelling in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008.
Hold on - that's 56MB so that Vista avoids Obama/Osama hilarity and correctly identifies the former governor of Montana? The mind boggles. ®
If it took all that to add Klum, It's a good thing they didn't try to add Raxicorocophalapitorious.
@@ @ ALL THE TROLLERS
did some1 call?
In case anyone is interested, here are Vista's suggestions
Just tried this, and prior to installing the patch I get the following suggestions:
Friendster => Fraudster (no other options given)
Klum => Klux (first, plus loads of other options)
Nazr => Nazi (first, plus other options including "Nair")
Obama => Osama (first, plus one other option "Bema", whatever that means)
Racicot => Racist (first, plus other options)
I can see how Microsoft might view this as an important fix... people in the habit of blindly accepting the spell checker's first suggestion could get themselves in some trouble :-)