Microsoft just don’t care…

18 November 2007 at 4:37 am

When I got a Mac one and a half year ago, I never thought I’d become an Apple fan-boy. I still have my gaming PC that I keep upgrading and it’s caused my a lot of griefs lately. The power supply on my uber-fancy gaming case broke down. The machine had to be restarted 10-15 times until XP booted. All this restarting while booting screwed up the harddrive. So, now I’ve spent a bunch of $$$ on a new case, PSU and harddrive but I still can’t get it up and running - because of sloppy programming.

After installing XP, I started installing the required drivers, but I have just one problem:
You need a mouse to install the mouse!

IMG_0813.jpgNo, I’m not kidding. You have to click the device found, but it is not possible to navigate to it using the keyboard. I order to install Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth, you need to have a wired mouse! I don’t have one since my kids played with the old wired one I had and now it’s broken. Not only are the batteries this mouse requires expensive, now I’ll have to buy a mouse to use my mouse? Seriously - the reason why I think Microsoft is going down the drain faster than you can say “OSX” is that their coders simply does not care about the end user. They just don’t care if they make crappy software.

Being a gamer and a mac-lover is kind of problematic, so I guess I’ll keep the gaming PC for now. Here’s a fun reminder to myself why I have a gaming PC:

Apple is improving somewhat in this area though, but it’s far away from a gaming platform. Too bad Microsoft snapped Bungie/Halo back on 2000….