Cricket World Cup and Windows VISTA One Month Later – Please, PLEASE KILL ME!

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MicroSoft Windows As Unstable As Ever!

For the last month, I’ve been trying to install Windows VISTA on my 6-month-old laptop. After my first aborted disaster, I spent twenty hours researching all the bugs and fixes and drivers and set aside an entire weekend to do a clean install and tinker.

Not enough time.

Two solid days and it still won’t work correctly. If the lease payments weren’t still owing, I’d throw the whole stupid mess over the cliff at North Point. No… on second thought that’s too good for it. I’d throw it down Auntie Moses’ sewage suck-well. That’ll learn it!

As I said a month ago when I tried to install VISTA…

Hell exists here on earth. The evil one walks, and he has a MicroSoft activation code.

Having survived – barely – a weekend of high-stress messages like “device driver not found” or “cline kernel error 687”, I couldn’t even smile when I saw the above photos of typical MicroSoft reliability on the scoreboard at Antigua’s brand new ultra-modern cricket stadium.

“Floating Point Division By Zero”

If I ever try to install Windows VISTA again, please…. KILL ME. JUST KILL ME.

Story Link: MicroSoft Arrives At The Cricket World Cup

Robert

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16 responses to “Cricket World Cup and Windows VISTA One Month Later – Please, PLEASE KILL ME!

  1. Techie.

    maybe your computer needs 1 Gb. of RAM? or 2?

    presuming you wiped the HD (of XP,you silly boy) completely, before installing Vista?
    and reformatted in NTFS (not FAT32..no you’re not that dumb..sorry)

    presumably your laptop is 32-bit
    and your Vista version is also 32-bit?

    perhaps you should re-install XP for awhile,
    until you research some more about Vista’s quirkiness and the fact it won’t work on any and every machine that previously ran XP or lesser evils..?

    —————————

    DFX gyne soon come en handle you.
    he got Vista up dey, running FlightSims en ting
    but then he got a Cray, y’know?
    -not aWingTang mek in China like me n you

  2. Techie.

    at your level, you should know about, and be visiting, osnews dot kom
    for mucho interesting,serious-IT discussion about ALL Operating Systems,generally.

    There is much discussion (and comment!) re. MS new Vista product
    and the men in osnews tear it raas to shreds, both plus and minus, so check it out and do a lil reading.

    go thru the Comments, per thread
    – The things you LEARN!

    ———————

    Ubuntu 7.04 is out today
    and my 700Mb ISO file is about halfway down.
    If you wuz wid Linux, and din’t pay BillGates/MS dah big lotta money, you would be chilling all now.

    DFX will recommend Freespire, if you want to dabble with Linux: it’s finally starting to get near-human and Windoze-easy.

    Ubu and Freespire are good, although SUSE 10+ is v.popular too.

  3. reader

    Interesting story link you gave. Interesting comments he makes about small islands making million dollar mistakes(new flash stadia they can’t afford). Antigua too huh?
    and how they woulda be better to leave the old, with its charm: that too applies to Kensington Oval.

  4. DFX

    Hi Robert,

    What is going so wrong? What system you running? How much memory?

    I’m running 2GB RAM on my system, it’s a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo (not quite a Cray as Techie said). I’m running the Business version I did have to lay some extra $$ to update to Roxio 9 and to purchase Power DVD cause Business does not ship with DVD or AC3 codecs but so far I’m crash free.

    If you give you specs maybe I could make some suggestions.

    DFX

  5. creAtive

    Robert ..

    I told you … Buy A MAC !!!!!!!

  6. DFX

    LOL

    Nice one creAtive.

    I still have the 1.25Ghz eMac for sale when you are ready Robert

    DFX

  7. Bajan George

    Linux.
    OpenOffice.
    GIMP.
    Firefox and Thunderbird.

  8. D'Arts

    Bajan Geroge is right, use Linux you NoOb

  9. Feisty

    This message comes to you from my Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD just burnt,today after downloading the ISO last night!

    Features Firefox 2.0.0.3 and goodness knows what else.
    ——————————–
    Yes, OpenOffice is the way to go!
    I installed it in the secretary’s computer at work, and have heard no complaints about it.
    She seems to have made a seamless transition from MS Word(which wouldn’t re-install) to OpenOffice’s equivalent suite.
    (I install it on anyone’s computer,now, who asks for Office!)

  10. J. Payne

    Did anyone hear the recent report? Bill Gates was in China recently. He’s trying to win back the Chinese government which decided a few years back that they would go with a Chinese made brand of Linux called “Red Flag Linux”. Anyway- Bill Gates announced during the meeting that Microsoft was going to try selling more Microsoft Windows applications in developing countries from US$3.00 Three dollars.


    Microsoft’s $3 Software Bundle
    http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/004160.html

    Microsoft $3 software for developing countries
    http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2007/04/19/microsoft-3-software-for-developing-countries/

    Posted Apr 19th 2007 1:19PM by Melly Alazraki
    Filed under: Other issues, Press releases, Products and services, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), eBay (EBAY), Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Dev (AMD)
    In the midst of all the earnings reports today, it was easy to miss a press release from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) that unveiled the Microsoft Student Innovation Suite to be sold for $3 in some part of the world where governments have qualified.

    More about Microsoft’s $3 software plan
    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/114209.asp

    In Beijing this morning, Bill Gates announced plans for Microsoft to offer a package of Windows, Office and other software for $3 to government programs that distribute subsidized PCs to students around the world. The “Student Innovation Suite,” to be released later this year, is part of a new push by the company to increase access to computers around the world, and in developing nations in particular. See this story from today’s paper for details.

    I bet the Barbados government right about now feels mighty foolish now… A few years back they agreed to pay something like $200 million for Microsoft licences alone. WHEEEL— dat one. Good luck with Barbados trying to compete with the countries paying $3….

  11. yatinkiteasy

    Repeat…buy a Mac!Vista is but an imitation of something Mac users have enjoyed for years!

  12. J. Payne

    Did anyone hear the recent report? Bill Gates was in China recently. He’s trying to win back the Chinese government which decided a few years back that they would go with a Chinese-made brand of Linux called “Red Flag Linux”.

    Anyway- Bill Gates announced during the meeting that Microsoft was going to try selling more Microsoft Windows applications in developing countries from now on for US$3.00 (Three dollars!!!!!)


    Microsoft’s $3 Software Bundle
    http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/004160.html

    Microsoft $3 software for developing countries
    http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2007/04/19/microsoft-3-software-for-developing-countries/

    Posted Apr 19th 2007 1:19PM by Melly Alazraki
    Filed under: Other issues, Press releases, Products and services, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), eBay (EBAY), Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Dev (AMD)
    In the midst of all the earnings reports today, it was easy to miss a press release from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) that unveiled the Microsoft Student Innovation Suite to be sold for $3 in some part of the world where governments have qualified.

    More about Microsoft’s $3 software plan
    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/114209.asp

    In Beijing this morning, Bill Gates announced plans for Microsoft to offer a package of Windows, Office and other software for $3 to government programs that distribute subsidized PCs to students around the world. The “Student Innovation Suite,” to be released later this year, is part of a new push by the company to increase access to computers around the world, and in developing nations in particular. See this story from today’s paper for details.

    I bet the Barbados government right about now feels mighty foolish now… A few years back they agreed to pay something like $200 million for Microsoft licences alone. WHEEEL— dat one. Good luck with Barbados trying to compete with the countries paying $3…. They should have negotiated Microsoft down at the time.

  13. DFX

    Yatinkiteasy,

    A poor imitation you mean! OS X 10.4.9 running happily on an iBook G3 600Mhz with 256MB RAM this is a 4 year old machine. Try and get Vista Home Basic on 4 yr old machine with 256MB LOL

    While I might be a Microsoft Partner I’m still love my Macs. They never crash (except for when Techie brings his bad hard drives to see if the Mac will reformat them). I have Macs from the LC II right up to an iMac G5 and can honestly say you just hit the power button and enjoy.

  14. DFX

    Techie,

    Heads up for ya.

    Just finished my third install of Vista today. 1 desktop, 1 laptop and 1 Virtual Machine. All went smoothly. Everything was detected right down to the WiFi and Bluetooth on the laptop. Going to build a new system for Mom tomorrow, so if you are interested you might want to come by and see a smooth install. Not quite Mac OS X yet though šŸ˜‰

    Later

    DFX

  15. Techie.

    Maaaaan.. I gyne pun dat Cruise Monday,
    so my head hot wid dat,fer now.
    But I got dat ‘dead’ ATI video-card to bring up for you to play with.
    Nice to hear that ‘Veesta’ is working okay ON THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT: I think that’s important.

    Seems that most people didn’t heed (or read) the pre-release comments from those in the know, that Vista was not just another MS bump-up,
    but would require ‘substantial infrastructural consideration’.

    When the world turns more 64-bit, I too shall jump in, but for now XP is working just fine on TOBY (This Old Box,yes?).