Fun With Microsoft Notepad!

So… you know I like to torque Microsoft’s jaw about how lame their products are… here’s a fun “proof” that you can show an unsuspecting user!

This actually works. It will not crash your computer, it just “breaks” Notepad in that it causes it to display very oddly. No permanent damage comes of doing the following steps.

Here’s how to do it:
1. Open up Notepad (not Wordpad, not Word, or any other word processor)
2. Type in this sentence exactly (without quotes): “this app can break”
3. Save the file to your hard drive.
4. Close Notepad
5. Open the saved file by double clicking it.

Weird, huh? Proof again that Microsoft is a bizarre company! Notepad just can’t seem to handle that string. Maybe an “insider” Microsoft programmer joke? If so, what other “surprises” are “under the hood?”

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