Sunday, April 4, 2004
Uhg! I hate Windows. Of course, this is not news to anyone who knows me.
You may have read, Friday, that I combined my office PC and Mac to the same keyboard, mouse, and monitor with a USB KVM switch. I may have made a mistake. Sure enough, looking back at the box the switch came in, the supported Windows versions are ME, 2000, and XP—not 98. This probably explains why, every once in a while, switching to use the PC results in a blue-screened crash. I guess Windows 98 doesn’t like dealing with the USB devices coming and going like that. Stoopid.
Does anyone know of a workaround to this or am I going to have to beg the IT director to upgrade me to XP? Personally, I don’t care what version it’s on—I only use the machine for limited office network needs, but the IT guys are being hesitant to upgrade all the machines. Apparently, it’s a royal pain, from a network administration point of view, if you’re not using a Microsoft-based network. We’re on Novell.
» Posted by ALBj at 11:44 AM (ET)
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