Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Daily Message of Inspiration from Outlook 2007!

Outlook 2007 (running on Vista Ultimate) greets me almost daily with the following message of hope:

Outlook failed to start correctly last time. Starting Outlook in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order ro successfully start the program. Some functionality may be disabled in this mode.

Do you want to start Outlook in safe mode?

If anyone out there has solved this obnoxiously nagging issue please send me the solution. I have already paid a visit to Outlook's Orwellian-named "Trust Center" and deactivated several add-ins to no avail.

Thank you Outlook 2007 and thank you Microsoft for continuing to produce software that can bring the most powerful hardware configurations to their knees! Why does my 4 year old son's original iMac running OS9 seem a thousand times snappier than my dual core XPS?


Wrecking Machine said...

Seriously, your twisted bias needs to stop. You sound like an f-ing presidential candidate.

Why does my 4 year old son's original iMac running OS9 seem a thousand times snappier than my dual core XPS?

Because older operating systems are smaller? Install Mac OS X [10.6 at this point, btw] on that iMac and watch it crawl...if it even lets you install. I understand Vista sucks, but if you are going to make the point, you need to compare apples to apples, no pun intended.

Mac OS9 was released a few months before Windows 2000. Compare those two if you have to compare anything at all.

Your son's computer works as well as it does because it fulfills the fundamental rule of technology: if it ain't broke, don't upgrade it.

Seriously, was there anything OFFERED in Vista and Outlook 2007 that you couldn't do in XP and Outlook 2003? Or Windows 2000 and Outlook 2000? Seems like the one of these that offered the best performance and stability was 2k & 2k. What have the other versions since offered that you needed?

"But I bought a new computer and they force me to upgrade!"

Really? Last I checked, you could get CDs for older software. Legitimately, even. So just do it, and stop whining because, quite frankly, you're not covering any new ground. People have been bitching about Vista since it came out. People have been "upgrading" to XP ever since Vista came out. We get it; get on with it already.

It's like people who want to use Linux, or Macs even, so they can get away from Microsoft and feel chic. Then they spend as much time trying to get a damn video codec installed as it would have taken to watch the video 14 times. They either switch back because they realize how much of a pain in the ass it is, or they keep on suffering through, bitching constantly but claiming to the world that they are doing something noble. Right now, you're the latter.

Dolf said...

If I were bitching about a beta version of a DVD ripper made by a guy in Denmark you would be 100% right. But this is prime time baby! I am talking about the OS and email client used by millions. It needs to work!

MS had better get its act together or they are going to be a ghost in ten years.

With the processors, memory, disks, and graphics available today, applications should be FLYING! The f'ing window should open before I even click the mouse! ;) Instead the computing experience is at best marginally better than it was with Windows 95 and a P166 processor. We need better programmers who are performance minded... not a lets-stuff-every-possible-feature-we-can-in-here mentality!

Dolf said...

No bias at all! I have been a big MS fan for most of my life. I have an XBOX 360!

I don't care if they have a monopoly and obliterate competitors as long as they make good sh*t!!!

And I want AMERICAN companies to succeed. I get pissed when I see a company like Microsoft making big mistakes. They need someone with vision to run the company. I think it's run by focus groups and committees now...