Adventures in the Lone Star State

Vista Quirks

I really don’t have much time to write, but I am always annoyed when I try and unzip large files. It takes forever using Windows Vista’s built-in zip utility. If you don’t believe me, check out this screenshot:

This is a 60MB file and it’s extracting at 7 bytes/sec. Doing some quick math: 62,914,560 bytes (60 MB) / 7 bytes = 8,987,794.29 seconds to extract. To make it a little clearer, that’s 149,796.57 minutes or 6,241.52 days or 17.10 years. Get the drift? I could sit here till I’m almost hitting a mid-life crisis and the file would still be extracting. This is also not the first time this occurs. Whoever wrote this part of the OS seriously needs to get fired. Zipping and unzipping is a frequently used process and it should be more efficient than it currently is.

The other quirk that I want to briefly mention is the incompatibility with lots of software. Now, this really isn’t Microsoft’s fault. I should be blaming all 3rd-party developers. You had nearly one freakin’ year to test your product (that’s how long Vista was in beta). Why can’t you get your apps to work?! Anyway, hopefully all goes well this weekend. I’ll be in Detroit competing in a national IT competition. I’ve been downloading all the software I need. I have no idea if it all works. I think I’ll figure that out while on the plane (watching The Office Season 3). Goodnight and farewell.

March 28th, 2007 at 11:13 pm

2 Responses to “Vista Quirks”

  1. the Willards Says:

    Not a single picture of Fernando???
    Por Favor!
    Okay, I still enjoyed stopping by your cyberspace home.

  2. Fernando Says:

    Blame it on Windows Vista! It should’ve uploaded the picture…

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