Wednesday, June 25, 2008


A new laptop with a brand new Operating System - Windows Vista.
Should be a good product eh?

Point no. 3.

"Use the most popular hardware and software"

Norton Antivirus Enterprise Version 11.0
Mcafee Virus Scan Plus 2007 Full
Panda Antivirus Plus Firewall 2007
Norton Antivirus 2004

These 4 anti virus softwares were launched barely 2 years ago (except for Norton AV 2004), and yet these softwares can't be installed in Vista.
Tried installing earlier versions of Winamp (released in year 2004), PowerDVD, and some other popular softwares, but to no avail. WTF?? How can this asshole mislead us?

And not just that. I can't install properly the driver of my phone, a Sony Ericsson K750i. Never mind if my phone model was 3+ years old, but you don't need to rub that in, right? A message popped up saying "Unable to load resources" when I ran the execution file. A 40+ MB file usually requires less than 1 min to complete installation, but it took about 15 mins to do that, with some annoying pop up messages appearing after that.

All the precious photos in my phone disappeared into thin air after I connected it to the laptop. Photos of my nephew, project photos, my go-kart photos, hiking photos are all gone! Gone, gone, gone!! I bet my mum and sis would be very disappointed when they hear this. Sigh.

A quick search in the internet on Vista gave rather bad comments, especially on the compatibility of certain softwares with the OS, which also happens to be the same problem I am facing right now.

New doesn't always translate into a better product. Sad to say, but this operating system is just like a dumb blonde.

Pretty outside, zero inside!

This product has certainly badawi-ed me!!!

badawi [baa-daa-wee] (noun): To start something full of promise but end in disappointment, failure and/or disaster.
Hint:- Think of the 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia


y(a)ppie said...

hahahah.. i thought what la... badawi-ed hahahahahah

you should convert to mac!

Big Bad Wolf said...

hmm.. not sure if i am familiar with mac or not. Dare not take the risk.
Me is not a daring person. hehehe.