On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 20:17:29 est5edt, Lewis G Rosenthal wrote:
>Okay, I know this is slightly off-topic. The humor of it just struck me.
>While looking up some links for Al on the ThinkPad support page, I came
>across the installation instructions for several operating systems for
>the 8/2002 release of the Intel mini-PCI NIC driver. Check this out:
>For NT 4:
>To update the device driver and power management driver
>Ethernet Device Driver
> 1. Start Windows NT 4.0.
> 2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
> 3. Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
> 4. Double-click the Network icon.
> 5. Click the Adapters tab.
> 6. Select Intel PRO/100 SP Mobile Combo Adapter.
> 7. Click the Update button.
> 8. Specify the directory name with the full path name where you
>extracted the package in the step 2 in Insert Disk dialog box.
> 9. Click the Continue button.
> 10. Click the Close button.
> 11. Click Yes when prompted to restart the computer.
>(There's another section of ten steps to follow up with the power
>For 98/Me, there are 18 steps to updating the driver. For 2000, there
>are 20 steps, which are preceded by 6 steps to disable power
>management on the NIC first. For XP, the same 6 steps, followed by 12
>steps to installing the driver (you know where this is headed, don't
>For OS/2, the instructions are as follows:
> OS/2 driver is included in OS2 subdirectory in this package. To install
>or update the device driver, use the standard tools provided by the
>operating system and point to the media or directory containing the
>drivers, such as follows:
> 1. Double-click OS/2 System.
> 2. Double-click System Setup .
> 3. Double-click MPTS Network Adapters and Protocol Services.
> 4. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
>I didn't even touch on the clean install instructions for the Windows
>variants, which are about 30% longer. I know that there are a few steps
>involved in the MPTS configuration, but you have to admit that one of
>the following situations has been illustrated by these directions:
> 1.Windows users need more hand holding than OS/2 users (usually true,
> in my experience)
> 2.Windows is nowhere near as "user-friendly" as M$ would have the
> public believe (also true; just spent over an hour fixing a broken
> cdplayer.exe association on a W2K workstation this afternoon,
> following a failed RealOne Player install)
> 3.Some combination of the above two points
>Just felt the need to share that with the group!
>Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA
> Rosenthal & Rosenthal
>Accountants / Network Consultants
> New York / Northern Virginia www.2rosenthals.com
>Team OS/2 / NetWare Users International www.whytheylie.com
>This OS/2 system (Apollo) uptime is 0 days 02:11 hours and 28 seconds
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