Woulda blogged something interesting…

But, I made the fatal mistake of believing Microsoft’s ‘simplicity’ TV ads about Windows 7 (my ‘discounted’ beta-testers version arrived yesterday.) Win 7 install is at least as big a nightmare as any previous version of Windows. Its many patently stupid dependencies and insistence on ‘genuine Windows’ make it (so far) impossible to install, on VMware, anyway. This is Intel hardware we’re talking about, folks.

I’ve spent 4 hours now, with a brainless $200 ‘upgrade’ installer that, especially compared to Apple’s $30 Snow Leopard installer, is a complete and utter piece of the proverbial fecal material. Linda, sitting next to me at gulker.com World HQ, listening to my extended grumping, finally said, exasperated, “Why do you do this to yourself?” Good question… we passed on Vista after neither I nor a veteran corporate IT expert could install it on a Thinkpad… at this rate, we’ll pass on Windows 7, too…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Woulda blogged something interesting…

  1. Beth Ann Daye says:

    Yeah, I think we’ll be VERY cautious about changing over the “7”.

    By the way, you’re not off the hook. I’m looking for the post you promised yesterday, “but come back tomorrow for some heated commentary, likely on the topic of faith (good) and religion (bad, very, very bad)…”

  2. Anonymous says:

    U need the heavy Windows 7 installer with the lead plates.

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