Today was ANOTHER final straw… I had unplugged my Windows Vista machine about a month ago (coincidentally the same time the Mac Pro came home), and it hasn’t been on since.
This weekend, though, I needed to get something off of the Vista machine. Never has a more painful experience been had.
First up, everything screamed that updates had not been done since 8/15. Ok, fair enough. Well, the first thing that had to be updated was the updater itself. Ok. Wait a sec, it requires a REBOOT after the updater updated? WHY!?! So, reboot. Then 4 updates to install. Another reboot. Grr… Video card update. Another reboot. Tried updating the audio interface drivers. Well, I utterly failed at that. Did I mention that each reboot took close to 5 minutes EACH!?! So, instead of a simple 10 minute process, I ended up spending almost AN HOUR futzing with the computer.
Again, I’m not an average user. I have a LOT of patience when it comes to dealing with computers. And, I’m now at my wit’s end. Fortunately, it’s just time lost, not data. Still, I wouldn’t recommend Vista to ANYONE, and have been working on getting my customers over to OS X.