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Vista: WTF?

2007-08-17 22:27:46.431601+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I've got Windows Vista running on this new laptop, along side Ubuntu. Today I want to do something that requires Windows executables, and editing basic text files. I'm not sure what in the Sam Hill is going on, but the new Notepad is interpreting text files in ways that are beyond bizarre, and Write.exe seems similarly wackily challenged.

Off to find Cygnus Tools... Sigh.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 00:09:11.778167+00 by: meuon

Vista is borken. I had to do a "gotomeeting" web conference today. Luckily I turned on my laptop about 30 minutes early in Vista. Just before the meeting my computer decided to reboot and install the updates it just downloaded and installed. Luckily, it rebooted and applied updates quickly enough (and worked!) that I got into the demo just after it started. Yes, I was actively using the computer when the computer notified me it was rebooting.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 03:48:52.598279+00 by: ziffle


#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 06:45:57.523465+00 by: meuon

It's a war: Notepad++ - Windows Notepad Replacement and pretty darn competent source code/programming/html editor.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 20:21:57.36025+00 by: ziffle

I have to say I like it - and it comes with an optional handy thong too!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 22:56:33.547624+00 by: TheSHAD0W

And speaking of people w/ Vista issues...