Sometimes it seems as though my washing machine is more automated than my computer when it comes to the simple things. I would like my PC to boot up every morning at the time I set, load Firefox with a couple of my favourite websites and load Thunderbird for my email. Then I won't have to spend 20 minutes every morning watching the computer start up, download all its updates, run its checks, start up the applications and so on before I can do anything with it. How can I arrange this simply, please? If possible, I'd rather not write scripts, create macros, or "walk" my computer through the tasks… any more than I want to walk my washing machine through the stages of a cotton wash.
From the May 2002 issue of MSDN Magazine
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