Oh joy – yesterday by main PC, the desktop, whimpered and died. Found out today that my C drive died. So i bought another one and now I’m going to spend the next 24 hours (if I’m lucky) installing Windows XP (cuz none of my so-called ‘friends’ at Microsoft have given me a freebie copy o Vista to “review”), XP Service Pack 2, XP patches 1 – 2978, Office, Adobe Everything, etc etc etc. GRRRR.

It shouldn’t be this hard.

I want a PC that need nothing installed.

I want a PC where components don’t die every few years.

I want a PC that is designed to humans, not one where I have to learn what SATA means.

I want a PC that will recognized there is a keyboard plugged in so I *can* actually hit ENTER to installed the frakkin operating system.

It’s 2007. We’re supposed to have HAL by now. My PC doesn’t even know I have a keyboard plugged in. What went wrong…