Posted by sean on September 14, 2007 at 4:24 pm in Geek Stuff with No Comments

I’ve been playing around with Windows Vista at work. What a pile of shit! Microsoft has ruined what they finally got right – a working operating system (in the form of Windows XP).

One of the most annoying aspects of Vista is the fact they have played around with all the settings and functions; moving them from their traditional locations, and placing them in strange new places. Never get Bill Gates to tidy your house – you’ll find your toilet roll in the freezer, bottles of milk in the oven and ice cream thawing out nicely in the airing cupboard.

Then there is the matter of software compatibility. You can understand to a degree why some third party software may not be compatible, but what I found really enraging is the fact that applications like Exchange Management Tools 2003 do not function on Vista. The cynical man in me would say that this is Microsoft’s sneaky way of forcing network administrators to purchase the upcoming Exchange 2007. However, as this is yet to be released, how are you supposed to run an effective Active Directory on a Vista workstation?

I do like XP, and fully intend to keep it for as long as possible – i.e. when they stop supporting it, which at this rate will probably be October 2007! Grrr…

Why can’t Bill Gates just leave things alone? If he had scab on his arm, he would pick and pick at it until it became gangrenous. You may have a lot of money Bill, but you sure as Hell can’t leave things as they are!

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