When you turn on the Mac, this is what happens:
1. The Mac Chime sound
2. Show Apple logo and spinning wheel.
3. Login screen
4. Load up.
5. Keep the total boot time to 20 to 25 seconds so that windows doesn’t feel bad.
When you turn on the PC, this is what happens:
1. Ha ha ha.
2. Show Windows logo and send a tiny blue line spinning in a line to show that it is doing something.
3. Wait for user to get irritated.
4. Show a better Windows logo and a fancier blue thingy spinning in a line to show that it is doing something else much fancier than before. Put the word Microsoft before every word (including the word Microsoft).
5. Show following random messages
- Windows is starting up (Duh!)
- Running Startup scripts
- Applying user settings
- Sending viruses to Alien ships
- Ordering Pizza
- Laughing at the frustrated user.
6. Login screen. Ask user to press the secret combination to invoke the login prompt (read CTRL-ALT-DEL)
7. Wait for Logging in.
8. Login and Load up all the taskbar programs and don’t let the user do anything else.
9. If Superman has done 1 million rounds around the Earth (assuming he does 1 round per second), then allow the user to take control and do the work.
Well, I guess this is one other opposites of life that I should have mentioned in my previous post!