Windows Upgrades are Not for the Faint-Hearted

No, I haven’t gone over to the dark side. Far from it. My last two computer purchases came from the manufacturer with Linux pre-loaded. That’s right, from the manufacturer, not some reseller who has taken a machine and removed Windows and slapped Linux on it for me (I can do that myself, thanks).

Anyway, this post is to let you know about this post from David Schlesinger wherein he details the pain he has gone through when he made the mistake of trying to upgrade from Vista Business to Vista Ultimate. I can’t believe that changing between different versions of the same operating system could blow up so spectacularly. I guess Lenovo and Microsoft are just talented in that regard.

In other news, my last 100 or so Linux installs went swimmingly, and I can’t recall an instance where an Ubuntu upgrade left me with a completely broken system.

P.S. I can recall an instance where a Foresight upgrade left me with a completely broken system, but that’s a topic for another day. 🙂