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Dear Microsoft

2008-02-29 14:51:51.299326+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Yesterday, as I was in a workshop, struggling to get Vista on my computer to run the workshop software, if I thought I could have run to a local office supply store and bought a laptop with XP loaded on it, I would have. This was my first major run-in with Vista, and it was a doozy, in the worst possible venue.

The good news is that the vendor expects to ship their Linux version before they iron out the Vista install issues.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-29 17:03:14.080109+00 by: nkane

I recently learned how to make a Core 2 Duo with 4 gigs of RAM run slowly - put Vista 64 on it. What a POS of an operating system (for many other reasons as well).

#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-29 17:23:06.940315+00 by: Dan Lyke

The thing that got me yesterday was "some system aspects are almost invisibly shadowed for a given user, but not quite". So the version of Eclipse they had us install was causing the MinGW cross-compiler to have slightly different results when run from the command line versus within Eclipse, and I never got it completely working from either place.

As I said, and I think telling for Microsoft, the good news is that there was more cry in the room for "make it work on Linux" than "make it work on Vista", and even the guys who were running XP in a virtual window on a Mac laptop wanted a Linux version before they wanted a Mac version.