A bit of a rant…

….inspired by my baby’s troubles with Windows Vista and downloading Service Pack 2 this morning…
You would think Microsoft would have their shit straight by now in relation to updates. You would, however, be wrong. She was downloading SP2 this morning and ran into a corrupt program file, and everything just STOPPED. I did a bit of searching for her and found out that this would require re-installation of Vista. She knew what I was probably thinking, so she went ahead and said it: “This is why you own a Mac, I know.” And indeed it is. I know Vista has been huge amounts of trouble for a lot of people, and I have a pretty good idea as to why…but one would think after, what, six versions (?) of their operating system, they’d have it to the point where updating the system wouldn’t grind the machine to a halt. Yet one more reason it’s gonna be nothin’ but Mac or Linux, or some other alternate OS, for me from now on if I can help it.


One Response to “A bit of a rant…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (
    To be fair, baby, this is the first serious problem I’ve had with Vista. Still, I think I’m going the Linux route…
    November 25, 2009, 4:20:02 PM CST – Like – Reply – Moderate

    Borepatch (
    You can try Ubuntu without giving up Windows. unetbootin will make a USB drive bootable, download the OSO to it, and you have a non-Microsoft playground for free.

    If you don’t like it, you take the USB drive out, and reboot. Instant Windows.
    November 25, 2009, 6:19:43 PM CST – Like – Reply – Moderate

    BobG (
    I’m still using XP, couldn’t see any reason to “upgrade” to a newer version of Windows.
    November 26, 2009, 9:38:00 AM CST – Like – Reply – Moderate

    kahr40 (
    Still using XP. Have a strong aversion to DRM. My machine. My business.

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