So today I had to help someone set up some things on a new Windows 7 notebook.
This is a notebook mainly used for casual offline game-playing.
When it had to get on the Internet.
And really, the Internet tasks it will do are ordinary things: email and some online game-playing.
Here is some of what I had to go through with this Windows 7 notebook:
1) Be told there is a Java update
2) Update Java
3) Be told there is a Flash update
4) Update Flash
5) Kill the demo Norton AntiVirus because it keeps spamming and will never be tried or purchased
6) Install free Avast! AntiVirus
7) Install CD-ROM game
8) Have Windows Defender(!) say the CD is infected!
9) Have Windows Defender fail in removing virus
10) Quick Scan notebook with Avast! for twenty minutes(!)
11) Have Avast! report the notebook is clean(?!)
12) Try to find out where the hell that CD-ROM installed to
13) Discover Windows 7 now creates two Program File folders (one x86!)
14) Try to drag icon to Desktop to create an Alias
15) Discover this moves the damn program
16) Cut copy from Desktop and Paste back into folder
17) Right-click for Create Shortcut
18) Be told it won’t put shortcut in folder (where I didn’t want it anyway!), would I like it on Desktop? Yes.
19) Launch the damn game
20) Person plays game plays until it crashes
21) Get fed up, install Windows Updates to Get It Over With as prelude to trying to update the damn game itself
21b) Because you damn well know if I try to just update the game, it will say there are Windows Updates needed!
22) Thirty minutes and 49 updates later, Reboot notebook
23) After five minutes of grinding, achieve Desktop
24) Be told there are two more Updates!
25) Install them
26) Oddly, notebook doesn’t need Restart after this
27) Search for game updates
28) Discover company no longer exists!
29) Let person play old game and hope it doesn’t crash again
What huge step would have been needed to do email and play games on an iPad?
Press the On button and enjoy!
And Steve Ballmer has trouble understanding why people are buying the iPad? Srsly, Ballmer?