Why Microsoft Sucks
An Object Lesson
So Chris, being the good techie he is, tried to go through this process through which he watches a few instructional videos from Microsoft in order to receive a free copy of Windows Vista. He opens his copy of Internet Explorer 7.0, goes to the opening window, selects his three videos, and clicks "OK". The site brings him back to the same window. He tries it over and over again, and nothing.
So he gives up. Goes away for a bit, comes back and tries it again.
What's the next thing any reasonably aware techie does in such a circumstance? Why, they try another browser, of course!
So Chris opens up a copy of Firefox, and voila!, it works.
Let me just restate that again: a Microsoft affiliated web site, when viewed through a Microsoft browser, doesn't work, but when viewed through Firefox, works just fine!
And people wonder why I hate Microsoft.
I really hate Microsoft too.
Now if only Mac would pump up the production of more software and make more stuff compatible so that there are no issues of downloading stuff that is MS based. Maybe it was more an issue with my ancient iMac.