SNAP!

November 29, 2007 at 6:34 am Leave a comment

That was the last straw…

Microshit apparently decided Vista (even the “Professional” version) didn’t need Hyperterminal. I found this out when I grabbed my trusty USB-Serial cable and trotted back to the server room to configure a new router. I don’t know WHY I expected a utility that has been included with Windows for something like ten years would actually still be there.

Naturally Hilgraeve (the company that wrote Hyperterminal) no longer has a free version available. I really can’t blame them, but I’m not going to pay $43 for something I only use a few times a year.

I’ve threatened it for months, and it’s actually happening now. Reformatting the HDD on my laptop and installing JUST Ubuntu. No more dual-booting and no more letting Microshit control MY computer.  My company started acquiring Vista computers for our users in the past couple of weeks. Lord help us all. I’m so glad I’m not responsible for technical support anymore.

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