Didn't know where to put this, especially since this is in essence just a vent session...
Bought Virtual PC 7 over the weekend. Also bought Microsoft Office Pro--need Access 2003 for an online Database Management class, and was stuck with time constraints, so I was forced to go to CompUSA for the software. I know the return policy on software, but thought there would be no problems. My computer is very up to the challenge (12"Pbook 1.5ghz with 768mb RAM) so this seemed like the perfect solution to my "no PC in my house" issue. Boy, was I wrong! Even after the update to supposedly help VPC 7 run on Tiger, it still hung OS X twice. I have since had to reinstall VPC and Office four times.
This last time however VPC would not even install. AARGH! Now I am totally stuck with $800+ in totally useless software. CompUSA won't take it back except in exchange for the same software, so...I am totally screwed! I feel like balling up in the corner and crying all night. OK, not quite that, but...you get the idea At this point I would gladly buy a real PC from them if they would just give me store credit.I don't want anything else microsoft infesting my computer. Since installing VPC, Entourage has been acting up too! I can't open any e-mail with images. This is killing me! The kicker--now I can't do any of my homework!!
Anyway, a cautionary tale told far too often--beware VPC, as well as most things Microsoft. Don't be a dummy like me and waste $800.