I’ve been using Windows this weekend (installing Counterstrike: Source) for the first time in months. After being spoilt by apt-get and synaptic I’d forgot how annoying managing programs is in Windows.

Before installing CS:S I had to remove a lot of programs to free some disk space, which consisted of going through packages in add/remove programs one by one and pressing “remove”, “next”, “next”, waiting an age and then pressing ok which requires I’m at the computer actively managing the process all of the time.

The same process in synaptic consists of clicking on the package you wish to remove and then choosing “remove” from the pop up menu. When you’ve chosen all the packages you wish to remove, press ‘apply’, then go and have a cup of tea. Mmm tea.