I asked my Twitter friends today “What computing tech/hardware/software apps are the bane of your existence & make your life *harder*?” Here are the results:
lucidquiet “I hate Windows and I hate Java and I hate all programs that FORCE me to use Windows” — @linuxchic (“ditto” — @lucidquiet, me).
feedback87 @linuxchic lol oh man windows. you cant live with it but you cant live without it
zemote @linuxchic you can’t forget active X, that is the bain of my existance
beaker133 @linuxchic I work on a win98 box. enough said
beaker133 @linuxchic plus barracuda firewall, and in house test machines that i fix before fixing customers crap 🙂
Penguin @linuxchic Internet Explorer, and anyone who uses it as a primary browser.
techpickles @linuxchic Windows, and most things Java (I’m looking at you Eclipse!)
RaggedEdge @Linuxchic: Siemens APT, it’s a DOS program, it sucks, it runs in 640K low memory with a special graphics driver loaded high.
RaggedEdge @Linuxchic: Can only use the serial port to download programs to a special controller, takes 45 to 50 minutes for big programs.
RaggedEdge @Linuxchic: During about half of the downloads, it locks up, thus requiring to start over. Fun when a whole brewery is waiting on you.
btn @linuxchic – Anything that requires me to fire up Windows in VMware – even worse if it requires me to actually boot the machine into Windows
feedback87 @linuxchic got to be twitter so far lol you?
vgan @linuxchic I nominate Altiris and Iron Mountain Connected Backup (Server and Clients). Citrix Metaframe XP would be a runner up.
linuxchic My most hated? Windows is my default answer. Most hated software varies depending on the day. 😛
nikolaidis @Linuxchic: Symantec Antivirus (now known as Endpoint Security).
HighDef @linuxchic No doubt about it; MS Windows is definitely both a standard AND the crappiest piece of crap hindering technological advancement!
danielho @linuxchic Are you goading me into saying that I hate Windows? OK OK, I do!!! Esp. Vista and MS’s idiotic server software. Go certify that!