Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

March 20, 2010

Reckless Drifting videos

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 3:15 pm

Nothing is more annoying and dangerous than this “reckless drifting” (aka Tafheet تفحيط) craze in Saudi Arabia. As if bad driving wasn’t enough we add recklessness to the unstable mix.

Look at the following image: a BMW 745 parked sideways in the middle of King Abdullah road and most likely it was “drifting” recklessly. Notice the huge dent in the front.

I posted some videos I found that were taken in the same are of Riyadh: King Abdullah Road, in front of KSU entrance and near Raka’a Center (Here’s a Gowalla link)

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October 4, 2008

Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade option 6 months

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 4:29 pm

It’s no surprise that I prefer Windows XP over Windows Vista (even on my high end quad core machine). Microsoft is feeling the pressure and gives OEM partners (Dell, etc) six more months to offer Windows XP downgrade options to their Windows Vista machines! That option was available until the 31st January 2009 now they extended it to the 31st of July 2009.

It’s been a while since I bought a Windows based machine, I either buy a Mac or built it myself. But I noticed that most if not all the computers sold in Saudi Arabia come with Windows Vista and as far as I know they offer no Windows XP downgrade options. And you can’t buy Windows XP and install it on those computers because no Windows XP drivers were included with those computers!

If you know of any of the dealers who are offering Windows XP downgrade options then please share them with us in the comments section!

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