Why is Windows such a pain?

So, I have a new camera and I need to get the drivers installed on my Windows Vista laptop so I can upload pictures to this blog.

Why do we need a driver for everything?  Can’t everything just show up a a mass-storage device and then you can take your photos off it?

I recently got a Sony Walkman mp3 player, plugged it into Linux and it just works!  Why can’t Windows work like that?

Yes Carl, I probably should get a Mac instead.


  1. Why do you have a *VISTA* laptop then?
    Why don’t you have a Linux laptop, with VMware or KVM guest running XP (if you really need windows)?

  2. My camera has a setting that allows it to look like a disk drive when I plug in USB. Has to switch to this as camera too old to have drivers for Win7. (How are you going to keep up with FB, tweets, blog, website – oh yes, just like me. Go crazy.)

    1. I need to see if my camera has that option. When in windows it shows up in “my computer”, but when to try to right-click and “explore”, it still doesn’t show the file system. 🙁

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