Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rant #447

Grrrrrr!!!

Want to see an example for why I’d like to see more software developers dragged from their desks, smacked loose from their Mountain Dew cans, and shot to death in public view?  Read this… (pay special attention to the “IMPORTANT” shit at the end).  After you read it, imagine having to package this for mass, unattended deployment.  Cheers!

 

FROM: http://www.daviscommsusa.com/driver/readme.txt
 
 
Using Daviscomms PPS under Windows 9+
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Do not need to install the PPS Driver for Win 2000 and XP. Just install
the PPS will do.
 
Using Daviscomms PPS from a administrative account under Windows 2000/XP
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Do not need to install the PPS Driver for Win 2000 and XP. Just install
the PPS will do.
 
Using Daviscomms PPS from a non-administrative account under Windows 2000/XP
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For Windows 2000 and XP user, you should take the following steps in
order to use Daviscomms PPS from a non-administrative account:
 
Windows XP
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1. Log on as administrative.
2. Install the PPS e.g. Bravo XYZ PPS.exe
3. Install the "PPS driver for Windows 2000 and XP" (DO NOT launch
   the PPS after installing this driver).
4. Reboot the system.
5. Log on as a regular user.
6. You should now be able to use the PPS in the same way as when
   using it from an administrative account.
 
Windows 2000
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1. Log on as administrative.
2. Install the PPS e.g. Bravo XYZ PPS.exe (if user has no right to
   install software)
3. Install the "PPS driver for Windows 2000 and XP" (DO NOT launch
   the PPS after installing this driver).
4. Reboot the system.
5. Log on as a regular user.
6. Install the PPS e.g. Bravo XYZ PPS.exe if it is not done so at step
   2.
7. You should now be able to use the PPS in the same way as when
   using it from an administrative account.
 
IMPORTANT
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1. Whenever the PPS driver is re-install, administrator must reboot the system
2. Whenever PPS is launched at administrative account, administrator will need to
   re-install the PPS driver and reboot again in order for non-administrative
   user to use the PPS.

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