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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Panic's Steven Frank on Windows vendors

Having just set up XP in Boot Camp again over the weekend, I’m amazed again by how much better the experience is than using a Windows box built by an actual Windows box vendor.

You just install Windows from a retail disc, install the Boot Camp drivers from a second disc, let Windows Update reboot about 20 times, and you’re set. The resulting system is really fast and all the hardware works.

Although he’s just talking about his experience with a Sony VAIO, I’m yet to come across a single Windows vendor who has the common effing sense of bundling all their drivers into a single installer rather than 50 odd individual downloads.

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