Digidesign is playing with my emotions! It looks like my tap dance and ball change between two laptops will not end anytime soon. Seeing that the company originally stated ProTools LE and M-Powered would be Vista compatible by the end of the summer, I figured Digidesign would actually stick to that statement. Instead, while checking the company website today I saw this:
“While Digidesign originally anticipated bringing the entire Pro Tools® product line to Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system during the summer of 2007, delays in software development have occurred. We now expect to release Vista-compatible versions of Pro Tools LE® and Pro Tools M-Powered™ in winter 2007/2008.”
It was like heartbreak all over again. Along with countless others that were forced to deal with Microsoft’s aggressive operating system bully tactics, I’m married to Vista with all of its unique little bugs and piles of software that still won’t function correctly, if at all. Luckily I’m still able to keep life support going on my previous Dell laptop running XP. I just can’t imagine what it’s like to be one of those unlucky schmucks who went to the store, plunked down a wad of cash, and brought home a computer which they had the audacity to think would function correctly the no backup. Maybe this will all be straightened out sometime next year or at least before it’s time for another upgrade… I won’t hold my breath though.