Microsoft Vista and third party applications
OK, bought a decent new laptop now that I've set up my own business, as dragging out a five year old laptop whose hard disk is almost full, the case is scratch and dented, and overall is on its last legs doesn't create the right image. Forked out close to £1100 for a Sony Vaio laptop (which is a very nice piece of kit - but that's another story).
Spent about ten hours configuring various bits and bobs, installing and configuring various bits of software. Everything going really well and I'm actually getting used to the Vista interface.
Then came onto the drivers for my SonyEricsson K610i phone that I use as a modem to access the internet via the 3 network. Rather than use the CD I got with the phone (which is Windows 2000 / XP only), thought I'd download the driver from the SonyEricsson website. Bring it up to find that SonyEricsson haven't developed a driver yet for Vista. It is due Q2 2007 - i.e. sometime before the end of June!
I had no choice of OS when I ordered the laptop - it was Vista Business only pre-installed.
So I've got a brand new laptop that I can't plug into the internet via my 3G phone. So stuck with either:
- carrying 2 laptops around - the old one just to connect to the 'net and the new one to work on; or
- leaving the new machine at home until SonyEricsson get their fingers out.
I'm not a happy bunny as I can't use my new toy for the purpose I bought it for.