Forgive me, but I constantly hear Windoze aficionados saying "windows is wonderful, windows just works, windows is easy".
Well that is just bulls**t.
My company has to use windoze based pdas, because our CRM package (which strangely enough, runs on Linux) only supports WM PDAs for it's linkit software.
I just got a new PDA.
It is made by the same manufacturer (HTC), they both run MS activesync, they both come with,and demand Outlook 2002, they both connect via USB.
Soooo. I should be able to plug in the new unit, update the software, everything should be smooooth, after all, windoze "just works".
I have just spent 3 hours trying to get my new PDA to work with my existing windoze installation (which worked fine with my old HTC PDA)
The documentation is sparse, the connection tools are limited, and if the wizard doesn't work, how in hell are you supposed to do anything?
Despite the wizard telling me that it had updated the drivers, activesync, and outlook, none of them worked until I uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled them
Don't get me started on how pants the Wifi setup is, or the fact that when I finally manged to get it synced by unticking an option that the troubleshooter told me to tick, it created duplicates of all my contacts and tasks, and ignored my emails.
Or that my Bluetooth GPS receiver can't connect to it, etc,etc.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MICROSOFT SOFTWARE?
LOOK ON THE WEB, YOU WILL FIND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MS SOFTWARE.
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!