I took a peek at the beta version of Microsoft’s latest version of their operating system, “Windows Vista”. I figured I needed to see what the fuss is all about since I’m going to end up supporting it at work. I planned on writing a detailed review of what I thought and sharing it on my other blog, The Geekdom.

I couldn’t stand using it long enough to garner enough to write a review. Granted, it’s a beta (pre-release software) and not indicative of the final product, but I saw enough. After wading through security screen after security screen and being chastized for not having an anti-virus program installed when I first installed the program, I decided I had had enough.

I hate it. Absolutely hate it.

I approached the experience with an open mind and a desire to love it, hoping this would finally be the bees’ knees of Windows experiences. I mean after all, Microsoft has been working on this beast for the better part of a decade.

I hate it. Absolutely hate it.

At work we have to use Windows as our operating system. While I’ve kicked and screamed about this for the past year, my arguments will pale in comparison to what I will do if I’m told I need to switch my work computer to Windows Vista.

I hate it. Absolutely hate it.

So here’s the deal. I will never touch Vista again unless I’m a) being paid a lot of money or b) being held at gun point. However, if a friend or family member wishes to learn the virtues of becoming a Maccie or wants to know what this Linux people are mentioning is about, then I’m your man, I’ll be glad to show you for free.

But I have officially slammed the Windows shut.