I was reinstalling Windows for a friend the other day. After the installation, I upgraded everything. Service Pack 2 was giving me some trouble because every time I tried to install it, Windows would freeze half way through. I tried it two or three times before I decided to bring up the Task Manager to watch the processor load as the installer worked. Poof! Like a charm, the problem disappeared. Cooincidence?
Windows has a way of getting under my skin that no other operating system can. It has a unique blend of interface freezing, printer problems, entropy, and slowdown. It drives me crazy. Actually, on the interface freezing, I’ve noticed that most major OS interfaces experience slow down. Is it so hard to give precedence to windows, widgets, and the mouse? Gah. I’m actually surprised more people haven’t caught onto the fact that life on Mac OS is simpler.