. You can’t use TCP/IP over a FireWire connection in Windows Vista, which means that the current setup I have with my MacBook and Hari’s computer will only work in Mac OS X, not in Vista. Worse still, this is something that does work in Windows XP – Microsoft removed it in Vista because it “has not identified any customer dependency on this capability”.
So if I want to use the internet while at Hari’s, I have 3 options:
- Not use Vista at all (which, to be fair, I don’t use much anyway)
- Buy a network switch and some extra cable
- Steal her neighbours’ wifi connections
Incidentally, I’m using Vista at Hari’s now…