by Andy Hoffman, MilesFranklin.com:
In mid-2009, I purchased my last computer (a Dell Inspiron); equipped with Microsoft’s Vista operating system. I had been told Vista was a nightmare; but given I had no alternative; I “grinned and bore it.” Fortunately, Vista had already been around for more than two years; and thus, its “bugs” had already been worked out. However, for millions of worldwide users, it caused immeasurable technology misery; while all the while, Microsoft raked in BILLIONS of profits.
Last month, my Dell crashed, so I purchased a new computer – in this case, a HP Touchsmart. Unfortunately, my timing was terrible; as Windows 7 – launched four years ago – was just replaced by the BRAND NEW Windows 8; and guess what? It’s now my turn to experience technology misery…
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