I use Chrome 2.0 beta for 1 minute, and I find a significant bug.
I buy the iPhone and spend months raging a personal war against bugs and missing functionality while the world celebrates.
My Google Cloud torments me. At one time last week I was at war with Google Gmail Video Chat (unstable), Google Reader (team was at a conference, so they missed a significant function outage for 6 days) and Google Outlook Sync and Google iPhone sync (significant bug, I found a fix).
Even by my standards though, Internet Explorer 8 install was impressive. I found a significant bug before it installed!
The benighted installer copied the install files to my “D:” drive – which does exist.
Why the D: Drive?!?!
… Use Regedit to find "LocalCacheDrive" settings for Office. Notice that the drive letter is "D" when it should be "C"…
…In retrospect I think this all began when I installed Office with the 'remove install file option'. I use that option because I kept my install files on a hard drive. Alas, a separate hard drive in those days. Drive letter "D". Nowadays drive letter D: does not exist. The bug bites when Office looks for its install files using a drive letter that no longer exists. Office doesn't produce a dialog box or a reasonable error message, it just dies. The automated install process persists daily in the futile update. (Update: I've been told this was an ancient bug with Windows update too.)…
Yes, IE 8’s installer has the same I ran into in 2006, a bug that was very old even back then.
Update: Well, not quite the same bug. When I turned off drive D: there was a delay of a minute or so, then the installer continued using drive C: instead.
Of course on restart I had no network connectivity at all on my XP machine ...
Update: A restart cured the network hang -- looks like it was the result of having some Microsoft security updates waiting to be installed on restart. IE 8 is definitely snappier than IE 7 on my old XP box, but I have to run it in compatibility mode to get Blogger to render correctly.