Forewarning, this is a rant….
Maybe I am just annoyed because today Rachel and I had to work on accounts and this was her computer that was not working, but this is crazy and I have to get it off my chest…
Right now, I am looking at a machine, no more than two years old, Pentium-M, 2GB RAM, 7200RPM Hard Drive. It is running Windows XP, is fully patched, and took me a day to install because of the 150+ updates I had to download across a damn crappy wireless internet connection. All works well… and then….
I install Office 2007, with SP1, and that horrific application that is Windows Desktop Search
…this machine is now about as useful as a hooker in a nunnery.
Microsoft. It is time that you started making software that runs on CURRENT hardware and stop developing based on projected hardware expectations!
Rant over… I feel only slightly better.