iTunes 8 + Vista = BSOD? WT*, QA!
Seems iTunes 8 for Vista 32/64 will crash if you hook an iPhone or iPod up to it, or, you know, look at it funny. Gizmodo says some users are having luck reverting back to 7.7, or doing a complete uninstall and then installing 8.0. Apple, meanwhile, is asking for crash logs to try to figure out what's happening.
Could Apple's Quality Assurance department really not have any Vista machines in-house to run tests on? Any other company, and we wouldn't even ask but as reader Bryan points out in the comments:
Apple, you’re looking more and more unstable as 2008 progresses. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but today’s press conference was absolutely unnecessary; these were minor product line changes, not something worth throwing an “event.” Please invest more in QA and less in these events.
We'd joke it was the new Gates/Seinfeld ad pressure, but we figure Vista users aren't in a real laughing mood over this. For my part, I haven't installed iTunes on my Vista machine yet, but now I'll make a point of it. Let's see what happens...
And Apple, break's over, b'okay?