Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Fun with Software

Why no posts the past 2 nights? Because I have spent approximately 9 hours over 2 days trying to install Symantec's Norton Systemworks 2005 Premiere. This is a program that's supposed to help you, not cause you to marry your PC. Turns out I had an imperfectly uninstalled earlier version of this software. To clean out the whole thing, I had to follow about 4 pages of (fortunately, good) directions.

I am lucky I am reasonably comfortable following these types of directions. I suspect your average user would be scared to death to do this. Its oft said that if the automobile industry made products with the same reliability as software manufacturers, we'd all still be riding in buggies. There's a lot of truth to that.

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