To do any development work in Windows 7, you must first get the latest Windows SDK.
Upon reading, things will reveal themselves in the native land enough to cause this (and very few technical things invoke this reaction in me). I am talking about the Ribbon and Animations and Web Services for Windows. And more goodies.
[Edit: Few hours later… I had forgotten to mention Direct2D and DirectWrite.]
Try this stuff!
People don’t like to read. If you can’t think of anything to say, maybe you should just shut up. This whole damn dialog could read
Java Loves You—Please Wait
No, I don’t think so. And People agree. Why hog my computer with “Java Quick Start” by the way? I never complained to anyone that applet start-up time was slow. Why run yet another program to optimize (questionable!) 1% of the cases? As if reader_sl.exe wasn’t enough! (You won’t find any useful information for this program on Google.)
And I had almost forgotten that the rant wasn’t over yet. Java web start is yet another such program (javaws.exe) which keeps running on and on. And jusched.exe which checks for updates when we are perfectly capable of manually invoking the program ourselves.
As a side note, install Gmail Voice and Video chat to include two more such monstrosities in the mix, GoogleUpdate.exe and GoogleTalkPlugin.exe.
[Placeholder for Windows Live praise.]
When the platform is moving towards minimizing startup costs, cutting back on services, making more and more of them to start as late as possible or never if not needed, crappy companies move to feast in the open land.
By reading here….
Free edition of AVG has a dependency on MFC 8.0. However, they fail to ship the msp files with their program and Windows 7 doesn’t come with MFC 8.0 pre-installed either.
AVG will install successfully but will fail to run any of the UI components I had to install VS anyway, hence problem solved for me.
Choose your poison.
"Terrorism," the professor had lectured, "has a singular goal. What is it?"
"Killing innocent people?"
"Incorrect. Death is only a byproduct of terrorism."
"A show of strength?"
"No. A weaker persuasion does not exist."
"To cause terror?"
"Concisely put. Quite simply, the goal of terrorism is to create terror and fear. Fear undermines faith in the establishment. It weakens the enemy from within . . . causing unrest in the masses. Write this down. Terrorism is not an expression of rage. Terrorism is a political weapon. Remove a government’s faзade of infallibility, and you remove its people’s faith."