I gave up. I’m tired of not being able to play the games made by the company I work for. Boot Camp is a half-assed solution to the problem, and I hate poisoning my Mac with Windows software. Last night, after some considerable frustrations, we bought two HP Pavilion Vista laptops.
Here are my first impressions of the difference between Vista and Leopard. Imagine, if you will, you are an office manager who has just hired an employee to help you with IT issues. I’ll provide two examples of how this might go, with two different employees. The task is this: We just bought a new printer. Get it up and running on our office network.
We’ll call the first one “Bill.” You tell him, “There’s the box. Open that thing up and get it running, please.”
Bill: I’m getting the box knife. Is it okay if I get the box knife? You’re gonna have to tell me if I can get the box knife. I’m going to open the box now. Is it okay if I open the box now?
Bill’s Friend Norton: THERE COULD BE FATAL DAMAGE TO BILL IF HE USES THAT BOX KNIFE. TRY TO FIND A BUTTON TO IGNORE THIS MESSAGE.
Bill: I opened the printer box. Is it okay if I take the printer out of the box? I need to know.
This goes on for about an hour, and eventually Bill tells you he doesn’t know how to install the printer, you’ll have to find that out from somebody else.
In our second example, we have another employee named “Steve.” You assign him the same task and he comes back in about ten minutes.
Steve: Let me show you the network printer settings. Yes, that’s it. Click that button. You’re good to go.
I don’t know about you, but I think if the world had more Steves and fewer Bills that people would get a lot more done with their work day.