Does anybody have a clue what Microsoft was thinking when they cobbled together their latest distro Windows 8?
Apparently they wanted a cross platform OS that would work on more than a laptop or desktop-but in my opinion the Three Stooges could have done a better job. And it will take something more than MS grudgingly allowing an update to include the “start button” for this Albatross to get of the ground.
Following in the coercive efforts they initially attempted, as they did with Vista, to stop people from “downgrading” to a previous platform that might have actually worked.
The ultimate question is who in the hell does MS think they are? Do they believe they own you comp or other device, that it is their decision what you can do with it or run on it? So much for choice and free will huh?
Windows 8 not only sucks it blows, like so much of what Windows has offered.
And what’s with this fascination with other devices? Does anyone really want to watch a movie on a reduced screen? The surge in large flat screen LCD television seems to stand in contradiction to that.
Or how about “surfing” the web on something you need to hold a foot from your nose to make out the detail or use a magnifying glass?
The selling point? You can do it on the go-guess that works for those permanently tethered to whatever devise they may own-but to my way of thinking it is the equivalent of some form of servitude-like an email will be lost if not viewed and responded to immediately, or if a call isn’t answered within seconds of being received no one will call back, or the call can’t be returned at a later time.
We live in a curious and addicted time when value is gauged on what a person has-if it’s the very latest model trotted out that will entice people to camp out or stand in line for hours to be the first on their block to own whatever is being offered.
An addiction predicated on being “connected”, as though that alone is the singular defining characteristic of a persons life.
The net is great, offers possibilities that weren’t available not all that long ago, but it shouldn’t “own” anybody, nor should their devices “own” them….. there’s a lot more to life than either. And for sure their privacy shouldn’t be up for grabs, but that’s another issue.
Linux is an up and coming open source OS-some of the latest distros like Zorin have struck a balance with a Windows type interface to assist people in making the transition to an OS without all the Windows bloat and bs.
There was never a time when Windows offered an OS that was even in the same ballpark as those of Mac, and neither anywhere near as vulnerable as Windows.
Bill has enough money-forty plus billion- maybe time for people to try something new.
You can’t run Mac on a pc without jumping through some hoops-though the OS dvd is inexpensive -Zorin on the other hand is free and will run on pc or Mac.
Lot of people have elected to stay with XP, though it is ultimately doomed as official support will end and that coupled with it won’t support a variety of new software, most notably those dedicated to a 64 bit processor and adequate RAM.
People I know who were unfortunate enough to buy a laptop with Windows 8 preloaded have consigned it to the trash bin and gone back to 7 or some other earlier version.
Of all the Windows offerings I favor XP, but with the handwriting on the wall have moved on and not looking back.
And Google’s “Chromebook”? Come on now-they want you stay “connected” in order to use it, guess they can mine more data that way and create a greater dependency.
It’s all about quad cores, big RAM, 64 but processors, and huge GB hard drives- I have no doubt that six or eight “cores” already exist and once the market has been saturated with what is currently offered they will be the next “big thing”.
The electronics, mobile device, and computer fields are highly competitive-each company seeking to gain an edge-too bad this competitiveness isn’t reflected equally in the price tag for a quality item.
Yeah, I know, different than what I usually blog about, but feel good for having done so, as I’m not one to walk around with a cellphone glued to my ear, a laptop hanging off my shoulder, or a tablet stuck in my pocket even if I could afford one…. different strokes for different folks.