I’m a blissful Mac OS X user when I have my way, but I have a Windows 2000 machine on my desk at my current client, and they use Outlook for email.
A few minutes ago, I heard the voice of a coworker over the cubicle wall: “You’ll love this picture I just sent you.” I kept typing away on the document I was writing, and about 10 seconds later Outlook—sitting quietly in the background, behind Word—crashed. I didn’t open the message, or even click on Outlook. Fetching the message from the server was enough to make it crash.
Restart Outlook. Now I can’t log into the Exchange server. No more mail for me!
(And of course, the answer to all mysterious problems on Windows is to reboot, which is why I have time to write this blog entry.)