• May 17th 2006 at 10:55AM
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Best Buy Corporation is exchanging its ranks of Geek Squad Volkswagen New Beetles for something a little faster in preparation for the release of Windows Vista. With an expected deluge of work brought about by the new operating system, the black and white VWs favored by Geek Squad cadets are being dispensed with in favor of a fleet of Lamborghini Countaches.

According to an official spokesman, the company anticipates being "'...busier than a spyware-saddled 486 processor... once that first Vista security patch hits the streets six to eight hours after launch, it's going to be like the Indianapolis 500 out there...'"

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[Sources: BBSpot.com; Ggaub.com]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      With so many crappy products out there, including PC's/Microsoft stuff and nearly disposable household applicances, its a wonder anyone complains about their cars.

      Its amazing, everything built in this world seems to have dropped in quality, while one of the most complicated devices in our live - cars - have gotten more problem-free.

      Why can I drive my car with little problems for years and years racking up over a hundred thousands miles, while my computer, with few moving parts can't run a half day without rebooting?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Brian, every digital camera out there will work with Windows. but NOT with Mac. This is one limitation of macs, and btw, read many of the other posts in here. People are not finding their Windows PC's unreliable.
      Secret Squirrel's post says he can keep his PC running for 30 days.

      I'm not saying Mac is bad, i'm just saying there is no need for me or 90% of the world to switch because XP is plenty reliable.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stay on topic? Oh, ok: the next Transformers movie (following the 1986 original, the last known citing of Sunstreaker) is set for release in November 2007 and will be directed by Michael Bay, the moron behind such generic bombs as Bad Boys, Armageddon, and The Island.
      • 9 Years Ago
      P.L. way to back up your banter
      • 9 Years Ago
      Corey, has anybody in your sarcasm detecting department showed up to work today?
      • 9 Years Ago
      M, Like what??? What can you do on Windows that you can't do (usually better, faster and easier) on a Mac???
      • 9 Years Ago
      Perhaps the fact that the car has been around for almost 100 years, and the computer really for only about the last 30 years. They've got a little bit more to go before they're a "rock solid" as a vehicle and there still are the Plymouth Vegas of the world to deal with. ;)
      • 9 Years Ago
      XP is neither reliable nor safe to use. It's riddled with security holes that malware producers take advantage of OVER and OVER with no patches from Microsoft. It has been 5 years since XP was released... and now MS is releasing Vista, which is already two years late, and isn't going to include most of what was promised. (SmartFolders, EFI) Contrary to what "m" states, the security risk of spyware/viruses is reason enough to switch.
      • 9 Years Ago
      MS OS reliability much improved in the past few years??

      Yea... like from nothing to very little! They are over priced, overbloated, money and resource draining, monopoly ware. The basic functions of MS OS has not changed since Win95...as in "zero" innovation!
      • 9 Years Ago
      No Way! I didn't know that there was going to be a new transformer's movie! Man, the things you learn on Autoblog.
      • 9 Years Ago
      AHAHAHA! AUTOBLOG IS TEH FUNNAY ON THE INTARWEB MACHINE!!1!

      Losers.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ingolstadt, Germany 17-05-2006:

      Audi AG announced today that it will be increasing it's service force in the US by 600. This is in response to Best Buy Co.'s decision to employ it's Lamborghini subsidiary Countaches as part of it's fleet. The 600 new service technicians will be reponsible for keeping the notoriously failure prone Countach's up and running. Audi also announced that it cut the price of oil changes for the cars to Best Buy from it's current price of $650.00 to $300.00 and an iPod nano. Tuneups will also be reduced from $4700.00 to $2100 and a 42" plasma TV.
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