Robert Hampton

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21st April 2008

I’m going for a walk, I may be some time

I’ve finally managed to massage Windows Update into offering me Vista Service Pack 1 — I have the install dialogue box up now, and it’s telling me that I will not be able to use my computer for an hour while it installs. Oh, goody.

Will I come back to a usable machine? Stay tuned to find out!

UPDATE: My computer has NOT — repeat, NOT — melted… yet.

10th March 2008

Vista Beef Curry

This time last year (more or less), I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new PC with Windows Vista preloaded. This excitement soon evaporated when it became clear that Vista is actually a bit poo.

This New York Times article reveals some interesting internal wrangles at Microsoft over the development and marketing of Vista. To be honest, it makes for quite depressing reading.

I’m starting to think I should have gone with my first instinct, waited a few months longer and spent a bit of extra cash to get a Mac with OS X Leopard and the ability to dual boot MacOS and XP.

The real problem, of course, is that the best solution failed. 🙁