I posted a blog item titled Welcome to the… First Day Vista Updates? on Windows Vista’s first wide-release day (Jan. 30). For some reason, this particular blog item has attracted a number of comments with the same theme. Here are some samples (and, yes, none of these people appear to like to use the shfit key or turn off Caps Lock :-).
ANDREW CORIATY: MY NEW VISTA PREMIUM WILL NOT RUN ANY OF MY PROGRAMS.
Rhine: my vista computer sits in the corner collecting dust because no programs can be used on it
SHARON: I CANNOT LOAD ANY OF MY FAVORITE PROGRAMS
Jayson: none of my programs seem to work with vista
In my response to ANDREW CORIATY, I said, I’m certainly no Microsoft apologist. But, it is extremely unlikely that Windows Vista does not run ANY of your applications. Could you list ALL your applications?
It is certainly true that some software either does not function quite as expected or does not run at all. For myself, I’ve found that Grisoft’s AVG 7.5 Free Edition and the Roxio software bundled with a Dell Latitude D620 do not seem to work right. I also have some HP printer driver issues. I’m sure there are lots of other software that doesn’t run outright or quite-right under Windows Vista. But, I am kind of dubious of ALL of someone’s software collection not running under Windows Vista. So, does anyone (including the four people who posted comments to my Jan. 30 blog) have an example of an everyday PC (not some single purpose PC running Vista) where every single application fails under Windows Vista? Inquiring minds want to know. And, if you have major mission critical applications (say on the order order of “Intuit Quick Books”) that does not work under Vista, post that here as a comment too.