A minesweeper, in the real world, refers to a person or small naval warship that performs demining in war torn third world countries. The Minesweeper we know and disdain, for imitating a source of entertainment, is ancient, and predates Windows itself. For the uninitiated, the game presents the player with an empty field of squares, underneath each square is either a space, number, or mine. Revealing a number tells you how many mines are in the adjacent boxes, revealing a mine ends the game, the goal of the game is to uncover all the squares that do not contain mines. It's a relatively simple, yet satisfying, game of deduction. At the current rate of childhood memory movie adaptations, headlined by Transformers and Battleship, the Minesweeper movie will surely grace us shortly.
After attempting to repair yet another bloatware infected PC, it's only reasonable to request their owners be forced to beat Minesweeper for super user permissions, or be forced to switch to a Mac; especially if the rest of this post confused you in the first place.