You know I like using the best tool for the job, and so I use both Windows and Mac but this is getting ridiculous.
I have a WinXP and Mac OSX 10.3.9 box hooked together with Ethernet and WiFi, but getting them to talk together consistently is such a pain in the neck it is unbelievable.
After Win XP SP2 I had to tell the firewall that the ethernet network is local, not a big deal but it was annoying to find out where to make that change.
Now there has been another update and now the Mac can't see the Win at all, but the Win can see the Mac just fine, but only through WiFi, it completely ignores the Ethernet connection. So it only transfers at <11Mbps not at 100Mbps. Even turning off the firewall does nothing now. Frustration.
Okay not that big of a problem, but if I try copying some file or another that is not just right for Win it stops the whole copying process even though there is several gigs left to transfer. That is infuriating.
With Windows its always popping up dialog boxes telling you that it has successfully completed the task, like it is a surprise or something. And it if didn't work it just goes away. The Mac is completely the opposite, it's only a surprise when it doesn't work.
I met some guy the other week talking seriously about "the poor children being locked out of the workplace because they learned Macs." Schools can't afford Windows it costs to much to keep them running. The industry standard is something like 1 techie to every 20 windows and 1 techie to every 200 Macs. That is a big savings, plus not having to worry about viruses.
It blew his mind to learn that Macs have no, zero, zip, nada, viruses after 5 years for trying. There are something like 80,000 for Win and Longhorn/Vista was cracked in 6 hours. That guy got major bragging rights, don't you think that the first person to break Mac won't get the same, actually more since it has proven so durable.
I feel like I have to tinker with windows before it works, like maintaining an old VW Bug, always having to carry tools around and spending a couple of hours in the garage on the weekends to keep it running. I don't have time for this any more. I spent 5 years doing tech support at the university and it drove me nuts, and it hasn't changed much since then.