Sunday, May 18, 2008

I upgraded to Vista .. against my better judgement

My main development system is corrupted beyond recovery. I tried my old ghost images, but the system corruption must have been around for a while. I can't seem to install .Net Framework 3.5 and I can't uninstall any .Net application. Unfortunately, I have to install this for a new development gig.

So, here I am. 2am in the morning, installing Vista and restoring my files. What a waste of time. Honestly, I can't understand how "non-tech" people can put up with this crap. Make me want to switch to Mac just to see if it's really better on the other side.

Vista install is going okay. I didn't get any "blue screen" of death, but I had hard-reset the computer a few times already because it seems to hang for 10 minutes trying to install some hotfix. Upon my initial install, I had to install another 55 critical "updates".

I'm sure this is an old story, I'm just another techie complaining about the same old problems. This time, I swear I'm going to keep my main system as clean as possible. Keep as much application as possible inside a VM instance.

I'm really sick and tired of this annual ritual of rebuilding my OS every year.

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