Somethings Are Not Better Left Unsaid

Put the CD in and let it automatically run, and you get:

Exclamation point!

That sounds important.

Download the latest executable from the Web site, and when you run it, you get:

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What is Symantec’s Norton Anti-Virus 2007 trying to tell you? If you poke around enough, you’ll find that it’s saying that it’s not compatible with Windows 2000 machines; however, the installer itself is happy to keep that bit of knowledge to itself.

A better set of error handling would have saved me several hours of attempting the impossible and mucking around a Web site to figure out what was wrong.

But Symantec reminds me that client time is not worth as much to a profitable company as developer time.

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