Am I the only one in the world who thinks the Windows XP log-in screen (a "splash screen" in geek speak) looks like a digital version of a circus clown?  See for yourself and decide.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    June 3, 2007    

    Why do you think they got rid of it in Vista????

  2. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    June 3, 2007    

    By the way, that is a splash screen, not a log-in screen.

  3. Saksinee's Gravatar Saksinee
    June 4, 2007    

    I just got back from my long vacation in Thailand
    now I am with my own computer…very happy…
    hope I’m not missing a whole lot here…

  4. Maddy's Gravatar Maddy
    June 5, 2007    

    have u seen Maddy anywhere?

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