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2.03.2010

Going Up in a Festering Heap

In just a few days I'll be able to order Windows 7 from Ebay, and I can push the button on Vista.

I don't know about you, but I think that when a company as successful and far-reaching as Microsoft puts out a product as bad as Vista, they should be required by law to stand behind their product and make good on it. It's not right that they got away with this one.

I'm so tired of the blue screens, the crashes, and the auto-restarts that I really want to throw my laptop out the window. Except that I know the laptop itself is a great machine. It's just Vista.

I thought of writing a letter to Microsoft--a real letter, not an email--and complaining so vociferously that they might, just might, consider sending me Windows 7 free of charge, but I know better.

11 comments :

  1. I'm with you on Vista, Steph! But my experience with Vista has made me very leery of any new Microsoft product. I think I'll wait and see how Windows 7 works out for a while before I upgrade to it.

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  2. I figure there's nothing to lose. There's no way 7 could be worse than Vista, and people I know who've upgraded love it.

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  3. My experience has been that 7 is much better than Vista - but then that would not be too difficult to achieve.

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  4. Did you have any trouble installing it? Lose and files or anything?

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  5. I know this won't be popular, but I sorta like "Ole' Uncle Bill". Of course, I see him on local things all the time since he lives about 15 miles from me. He doesn't work for Microsoft any more. He's retired. All of his time is devoted to charity work and to his family.

    Microsoft isn't my favorite thing either all the time, but I'm not one who thinks that it's evil incarnate. Then again, I still use Windows XP. :-)

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  6. I stick with Uncle Steve. I love me my Mac.

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  7. I'm debating upgrading to 7 myself. Microsoft has a deal going where they're selling an upgrade to college students online for $65 plus $13 if you want them to send you a backup disk. I could also get Office Ultimate for $60. Just don't know if it's worth the bother on this computer and going from XP...

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  8. If it's not broken, don't fix it.

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  9. Lauren, you'd do better to get a new computer with Windows 7 already on it, than to upgrade that old one from XP. XP is still a GREAT platform. It's the one that I still use and this desktop is pushing five years old now, and hasn't crashed even ONCE.

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  10. No problems with installation. I had to uninstall a couple of programs before installing the new version (because of suggested incompatibility) and then resinstall them after. But they then worked OK.

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