Vista SP1: Just What Microsoft Needed.

See this from Information Week:

The affected chipset is Intel’s 945G Express series, which is used in computers from virtually all major system vendors. It’s also found on standalone motherboards sold by Asus. The 945G Express chipset driver versions between numbers 7.14.10.1322 and 7.14.10.1403 won’t work with Vista SP1, according to Microsoft.

Heh…

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BWAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Um, sorry. Couldn’t resist. Normal blog decorum will now be restored.

In all seriousness, this is not the kind of first publicity the GA release of Vista SP1 needed. Vista’s reputation is already shot. If SP1 doesn’t improve that reputation dramatically it’s another blow to Microsoft.

But what’s even worse is if SP1 actually worsens Vista’s reputation; something I’m sure Microsoft did not think possible. It’s early, but this IW article is not a good start.

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One thought on “Vista SP1: Just What Microsoft Needed.

  1. I read this earlier myself. However, please note that this is refering to specific driver versions not working. From some other site, if I read it correctly, there are up-to-date drivers that do work properly. Assuming this is true (and truely this is an assumption), the question is, could Vista have been able to identify out-of-date drivers and refuse to update if that was so?

    I’ve never had this kind of problem on my Macs, but that’s because the Mac has a more limited hardware spread, and Apple appears to update the necessary drivers as needed (thankfully).

    An OS in this day and age should have built-in protections for itself. That Vista fails this is indeed an embarrassment. However, I’m curious what other readers think about this kind of problem.

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