Vista SP1: how hard can it be??

[A comment I posted to this very interesting story by Preston Gralla, over on ComputerWorld. Seems that Vista Service Pack 1 will adamantly refuse to install if you have certain older drivers on your system. When will the madness end?]

Everyone seems to be too busy splitting hairs to notice the basic absurdity of a (rather minimal) OS update that breaks device drivers. Especially in an OS that is already maniacally stringent about driver standards and digital signing. Why should SP1 break fairly commonplace drivers that have presumably already passed Microsoft’s vetting process for Vista??

I don’t know what’s more pathetic: this kind of lame programming, or the fact that anyone would actually rush to defend it.

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