OMFG now I see why people hate vista so much
I had some hardware failure on my 5 year old server, so I decided that it was time to get a new machine. I found an Intel Core 2 Quad with 4GB of RAM and a 750gb hard drive, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium, for $750. So I bought it.
Anyway, omg what a pain. My antivirus software? Oh, that's not vista compatible.
Every USB 802.11 card I had in the house? Oh, that's not vista compatible.
You want remote desktop? Oh, that's not vista compatible. (well, it's in Business and Ultimate, which I can upgrade to for $150)
So I went and bought a vista compatible card, downloaded AVG vista compatible antivirus, and installed VMWare so that I could have a machine to remote desktop into. Guess what? VMWare on Vista breaks your optical drives. I had to reinstall after less than 24 hours from opening the box.
So I spent about 3 hours slipstreaming the correct SATA drivers into a WinXP Pro ISO and getting that burned, since my only working burner in the house is on the new Vista box. I'm currently in the process of throwing that on.
It's a shame, too, since Vista is so darn pretty. This box gets like a 5.8 on the "Windows Experience" thingamabob. Oooh maybe I'l put Vista on a VM....but I bet VMWare Tools aren't Vista compatible...