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I’ve had enough! Hasta la Vista!

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After receiving the message below when trying to debug a simple application I ran out of patience with this Beta. The problem with Microsoft is that they always suggest a solution that never work. Very frustrating. I'm already a memer of debugger users damn it!
Yup, upgrading CuteFTP 5.0 XP to CuteFTP Pro 7.0 fixed the problems I had with CuteFTP. Here's the problem I had with 5.0: Cute 5.0 Even though I have successfully connected to an ftp site the panes that should show local and remote directories are just plain empty, which is not what we want. Here's what the working 7.0 looks like: Cute 7.0

What else is new?

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I think it's a bit annoying when you keep updating software for decades but you never stop to think about if actual features needs updating or fixing. One good example of this is InstallShield. I've been using InstallShield for a very long time and for an a la carté of versions. But the thing is, the only thing that seem to change between versions is the look and feel of the IDE. Even in the latest version (11.5 or is it 12) there are alot of silly things that was a problem back in version 6 too. Windows also has some of these issues, look at this software you get with Windows Vista: Something new? Why don't they add atleast one feature to paint for every new version of Windows? Then paint would be useful by now. Visual Studio .Net follows the same pattern, Resource Editor anyone? But that rant deserves it's own post!

Fancy Office 2007

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While doing the installer marathon I thought I might aswell install Office 2007 Beta since I got that question some hundred times on my trip to installing Vista. So here's what Word 2007 looks like. Quite a big difference! No more menus. Hello Word! I couldn't resist the opportunity to use these words as example!

Today I installed Windows Vista Beta 2

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Oh yes! I also fell for the temptation to try out the coming Windows since every Microsoft page I visit mentions this and that from Vista along with juicy screenshots. I'm not a chicken, so I wiped my entire C partition and installed a fresh Vista on there. Now, was that a wise decision? We'll see, I'll keep you posted. Vista virgin screenshot Here are a couple of annoying things to begin with:
  • Daemon tools doesn't seem to work (investigating)
  • CuteFTP 5.0 that I've been using for a long time didn't work (new version bought)
  • Total Commander had problems (working beta installed)
  • Application Data folders and such are locked (hacked around)

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