Windows XP bollocks query

Ah. WordPress dashboard tells I got not only one, but two google hits for the following phrase today:

why is the file search function in xp professional so utterly, utterly bollocks!

I don’t think this blog had any particularly good answer for that, so let me remedy that in time for the third hit.

The “File Search” function in your Windows XP Professional is so utterly, utterly bollocks because after years and years of downloading updates off the net, your copy of Windows XP Professional has gone over a badly-understood limit where it can no longer hold together. As a result, some fix for a critical security vulnerability displaced the system’s ability to find files with the extension “.exe”. A size expansion of Notepad, on the other hand, bloated the system so, or so added one more brick into the pile, pushing one of the lower ones underground, that Prof. XP can no longer figure out that “e” is a letter, with corresponding diminution of its search ability.

That’s my theory one; theory two is a secret Linux sympathizer working in Redmond, making sure someone makes the one comment certain to make a Boss insist on the implementation of a critical feature in a way that is utterly, utterly bollocks. (“Yes, it’s a nice logo, even with so few colors… what do you think, Mr. Boss Analog Permmane?” — “Needs moar color! Every pane in different color! And my God my daughter loves paperclips! Paperclips that talk to people!” — “But Mr. Permmane, this in madness!” — “This… is… MICROSOFT!”)

More seriously, I used Windows XP until last summer and was pretty happy with the file search function. Then again, before that I had Win 98 and 95 and before that Win 3.1, so I am not exactly well-versed in feeling the bollocksity of operating systems. (The Ubuntu file search function (“Places” > “Search for files…”), on the other hand, either is small bollocks or then just I don’t know how to use it. Haven’t found out how to copy-paste the files you’ve found, other than by drag-dropping; Ctrl-C does nothing. And as is known in computer circles, once you find one niggle or something done differently, everything is ruined forever.)

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