Even Bill has trouble with Windows

, posted: 1-Jul-2008 21:31

While reading my Cnet rss feed the other day on my E61 I came across a really interesting post about the problems Bill gates experienced while trying to download updates for Windows Movie Maker.

It's an email from 2003 and shows us that even Bill is/was not exempt from the frustrations that many of us have felt (I bought a Mac two weeks ago!) using Windows.

A few memorable quotations:

"...it is more like a puzzle that you get to solve. It told me to go to Windows Update and do a bunch of incantations.This struck me as completely odd. Why should I have to go somewhere else and do a scan to download moviemaker?"

"What is there? The following garbage is there. Microsoft Autoupdate Exclusive test package, Microsoft Autoupdate Reboot test package, Microsoft Autoupdate testpackage1. Microsoft AUtoupdate testpackage2, Microsoft Autoupdate Test package3. Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up."

"But that is just the start of the crap...What an absolute mess."

I've only had my Mac two weeks, so I can't fully compare it to my years of using Windows, but updating iMovie was a painless experience and I didn't even have to visit the Apple Website, a dialogue box popped up and told me updates were available and did I want to download and install them? I have also found iMovie much easier to use than Windows Movie Maker. Plus it comes with some really cool sound effects!





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I'm unashamedly a gadget/computer geek. It all started with a Commodore Vic 20 in the early '80s. I'm really into mobile computing. I've had a Palm M125, and an HP Ipaq 2210. Presently I have an HTC Falcon Pocket PC phone and a Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. My computer interests are fixing up old PCs and installing Linux on them. My distros of choice are DSL and PCLinuxOS.

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