I just read this “I still use Windows” statement.
It hasn’t always been pretty (see: Windows ME), but through it all I’ve figured out every little trick there is to know about running Windows. I’m a monster on Windows.
Many times in the last ten years I’ve been told to switch to either Mac or Linux, and look!, I’m still using Windows.
One day I’ll do a list of my grudges, one of which is why on earth does Ubuntu run so nicely on my laptops from a live CD and fails miserably to do the same when installed (special keyboard keys, anyone?).
And every time I get a “Did you download the latest and greatest version?” from one of my geeky friends or the other.
And every time I get grumpy: I did download and burn a lot of distros in the last ten years, none of which did the trick. I gave away 25 distros on CDs a few months ago. That’s right, twenty-five! And I tested them all in all those years!
And I know all the ethical DRM problems with Windows etc., and I do agree with open-source people that the Windows way is not the right way.
(By the way I’m all for open-source, basically the only main non-open-source software I’m using is my OS.)
Don’t bother replying if it’s just to flame me or tell me how much better those other OS’s are. Ten yeas ago I would have listened, because I wanted to learn and hack things together, now I don’t have the time and energy for it. I want things to work for me, and Windows does the trick. I want to do web stuff and listen to my legal MP3s and view my photos and answer my email. And I want to be able to use all the Windows shortcuts that are now second nature to me.
We’ll see, one day. When Vista is the only breed of Windows available, I may reconsider.
(Via the Standblog)