August 18th, 2009


Random Microsoft uselessness

I went poking around today to try to figure out if I could run Virtual PC on my 64-bit Windows 7 desktop and run 64-bit Windows XP in a virtual machine. Of course, their comparison chart was totally useless: it's nice to know that there is now a new product called Windows Virtual PC, but what's the point of it if the Web site doesn't say what you can run using it? VMware's site isn't much better, but at least you can quickly suss out what will work and what won't.

Meanwhile, Dan reminded me that is still up and running - it's a heinous zombie Web site that seemingly hasn't been updated in forever. Look! You can buy Microsoft MapPoint 2004! That sounds so modern!

I did allow myself to break down and indulge in some very childish behavior, though - I blame Steven Spielberg, though:

Torrey Pines? Well, that's near Black's Beach, so I guess they have a point.