Saints be praised! A mere 10 or so hours into the travails of installing the new ‘easy’ Windows 7 (“Trust us” sayeth Microsoft, as did Cain speak to Abel), we now have (Amen! Shout Amen!) a working version of Windows 7 that can – be ye amazed – access the internet – and, yea, event print the scriptures and holy screeds that cometh upon our dual displays.
Though we walked through the shadow of the valley of the Windows installer (Shout ‘Brain Dead’ unto the heavens my brethren!), Mac OS X and VMware Fusion 3.0 have walked by our side, keeping us, verily, from going totally postal while we were aflicted with the slings and arrows of a thousand dependencies, mostly having to do with ‘no genuine Windows installed.’ Why our gods choose not to recognize our perfectly legal (and expensive) Windows XP install, nor our NIC or common peripherals, we know not. Surely we are being tested by a greater power, and we trust we shall not be found wanting.
Truly I say to you, no greater friend is there than VMware tech support and Forums, who, despite their name, actually labor long into the night solving not the problems of their own tribe, but those of Microsoft. Yea, that same kingdom of Balmer, he who screameth, and sweateth, mightily, as recorded in the Book of YouTube.
As it is written in The Manual: “Blessed are they who solve install issues, for they shall gain traction among the faithful.” And, yea, verily, the faithful immediately downloaded Google Chrome and made it the ‘defaulteth’ browser…