Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Does Anything Work on Vista?

I've just received a warning that a major piece of software I run to maintain my business will not run on Vista. There is a promise that this will be remedied within a month, but it also comes with a warning - "based on our experience with Vista so far, we would not recommend the upgrade without serious testing as it appears to break many applications that may impact your business."

Now, having looked about on the web it doesn't seem many of the smaller software designers were ready for Vista and were ready for this operating system.

Vista also isn't compatible with older pc's, requiring huge amounts of ram and blisteringly fast processors just to open a folder on the computer, nevermind having any ram left to process the data!

It will be interesting to see what the business community make of it, especially as many programs they have used successfully for years will no longer work and will need to be reprogrammed. I wonder if any one has ever counted the number of programs in use around the world that will have to be almost totally re-written for Vista? I'm not saying that reprogramming should be unnecessary, but having had no prior warning of the OS has meant many programmers having to start from scratch again with a OS that hasn't had all it's bugs knocked out of it. And we know they're still knocking bugs out of XP, so we're used to the fact that we've got to download patches for the lifetime of it's use until the next OS is designed!

C'mon Bill! Get your Sh*t Together!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Hey Roo... wish I could join in your rant but I am blissfully ignorant on the workings of my computer and Vista is not in my foreseeable future... I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the nice comment you left at my place.