Saturday, February 03, 2007

vista: the visual percept of a region;

Originally uploaded by trojen_hoarse.
The visual percept? My percept? It's pretty. But its another perfect example of Microsoft's stupidity. Like Vista not supporting Microsoft's answer to the ipod (Zune), MSN doesn't work. It - doesn't - work.

I'm pretty tired, I'll give Vista that, I'm worn out, it's been a long day. I plugged in my ipod only to have iTunes tell me 'hey lets erase your shuffle Jen because didn't you just get it all nice and updated?'...after much stamping of feet I did that. Fine - fresh computer, new ipod. FINE!

Log into MSN. Oh, sorry Jen. MSN doesn't work. There is nothing on the internet to make it work. It's a firewall problem apparently (yes I checked MSN is an exception on the firewall). I updated MSN, stamped my feet some more. Googled the problem black and blue and STILL it refuses to co-operate.

This of course frustrates Vista Lover (the man) no end because he loves Vista. I'm sitting here making disparaging remarks about something he's growing quite attached to. You can't really knock how easy its been to network everything. I'll give it that - if it gives me back my MSN! TWO WAY STREET VISTA!

So yes, it looks pretty. But so far, its been a real Connex of a system use.

- Jen


Tony said...

I was going to do the upgrade this weekend too Jen until I noticed in the small print that I'd have to wipe my hard drive to do it. Sure, Microsoft offer a 'Wizard' to move all of my settings and docs to another drive and then move them back again, but to go through another day of installing my programs and getting the non-microsoft ones to play nice again, no thanks. I'll stick with XP for now.

I have got Office 2007 though. It's pretty but, apart from the brilliant OneNote 2007, I am yet to see why its worth the upgrade.

blurry bente said...

My husband is the computer fixer/builder in our house and has spent days, and tried three different motherboards getting everything working with Vista. Everything is good now, but ugh!

missmarita said...

"a real Connex of a system"... I love it!

Mike said...

Vista is like a new car - don't but it until the next two or three new models come out, that way, hopefully, they will have ironed out most of the bugs.
That being said, fingers crossed that they put out a few patches soon so you can get back to your normal computing ways :-)