Yesterday I wanted to update the firmware in my Parrot EasyDrive Bluetooth carkit. Seems simple enough to do it using VMWare Fusion. I started up Fusion, chose the option to connect the “Bluetooth USB device” and found that Windows didn’t have the driver. Crap, I remember having to do something with BootCamp to get the drivers, but I couldn’t recall. Now that BootCamp wasn’t a download (it is part of Leopard), I started poking around at the BootCamp Assistant and got no where. I searched online and couldn’t find an answer. Finally, I found a reference to inserting the Leopard DVD while in Windows. I tried this and when I did, the BootCamp driver installer came up and installed my drivers. Perfect; why couldn’t VMWare say something about this on their website?
Oh that brings me to something else, on the Mac, AutoPlaying of a data CD/DVD has been disabled for years, but it seems that Windows still has this on by default (I run Windows XP). Has Microsoft not learned from all the viruses and malware available for Windows? Are they taking that ease of use over security? While I understand there are tradeoffs, I think this is a poor one to make.