I’ve been a Macbook user since 2009. I moved over to Mac after 24 years of working with PCs. That time was like a “bad marriage”. I just got so tired of having to format the hard drive every six months – and then having to suffer through new installs. I also got really tired of the constant viral attacks. When they released Windows 7, I was a bit happier. By this time I had my data saved to the cloud or on terabyte drives. Windows 7 was reasonably fast and I could use Norton Ghost to clone an original image of my drive back to the newly formatted drive in short order.
Recently, I thought I’d take the revenue from the sale of one of my Kindle books and buy a new Windows Laptop so that I could run some of my favorite marketing apps that are still suck on this old technology. However, to my dismay, all laptops now come with Windows 8. Windows 8 REALLY sucks! The interface is simply stupid and it is ill conceived, which makes me believe that Steve Ballmer might have had a lot to do with this iteration. Seriously! Who’s going to buy a computer off this guy? And now I discover that after the massive number of complaints about Windows 8, they are going to make some changes. The only problem is that those changes are not going to be ones that do people any good. They are changes designed to work for only Microsoft. Read what they are saying on the forums about this:
“Changes in Microsoft’s forthcoming upgrade to Windows 8 reveal the dark underbelly of Microsoft’s evolving agenda, one that finds pieces of Windows 8 inexplicably disappearing and a new feature that allows Microsoft to track your local searches cropping up, InfoWorld’s Woody Leonhard reports. ‘As Windows 8.1 Milestone Preview testers push and prod their way into the dark corners of Windows 8.1 “Blue,” they’re finding a bunch of things that go bump in the night. From new and likely unwelcome features, to nudges into the Microsoft data tracking sphere, to entire lopped-off pieces of Windows 8, it looks like Microsoft is changing Windows to further its own agenda.’”
When are these clowns ever going to learn? The only reason I can see for anyone owning a PC today is that they are either so broke that all they can afford is $200 for a cheap laptop, or, they are techno-peasants who just don’t know any better and who don’t bother to check the long term costs of computing. And if you are a parent about to buy your kid a computer, be smart! Don’t opt for the $600 PC based piece of cheap plastic crap. Buy the Macbook Air for $1199! This will be the best investment you ever made in your children!
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