At this point, after FIVE HOURS arguing with MS Word, which won't allow my Office 2002 on this machine because it's DIFFERENT (never mind, I have my receipt, original holographic discs because I bought Word 2002 FULL AND NEW in shrinkwrap!) -- I instead installed my old (and better) Office 2000, and spent 10 minutes grousing over a nuked frozen chicken leg. Then tried to find how I could port my email, but OH! Outlook Express won't allow the email to be on a pen drive! DANG! But no worry, I have three Seagate wheel drives at 6GB each which ARE recognized, and they perfectly hold my email. Whew. So that becomes my 'store folder' so I have ONE email location no matter where on the computer.
So okay, now it's time to load up my other goodies, like.. Pixelan (<== that's the link). After all, that's why I got this quad-core XP Pro new machine (well, old casing). I make a lot of HD videos and am tired of the Windows Movie Maker crashes on my old machine. But READ THAT LINK -- Win7's touted 'new' version of Movie Maker, is WORSE than the old Movie Maker. So of course, Pixelan can't work with it.. yet. But you can use it with what? VISTA. And of course, XP. I've been using Pixelan for years. Finally got the pro paid version, in June or July. Very happy camper.
BTW: Pixelan's full complement of effects doesn't run on XP Home. And when I had to uninstall because it didn't fully work -- notice from that link above -- I could download what I bought AGAIN, no hassle. MS' paranoid management can take some lessons from these people. Guess who I'll want to keep doing business with? And guess, who NOT?
MESSAGE TO MICROSOFT: your paranoia prevents people upgrading their machines, so prevents them from wanting your 'new and allegedly improved' software. Because, they can't port over to their new machines they have to buy to RUN your new and NOT improved software. So they can't port over what they ALREADY BOUGHT from you. So you DISSUADE them from buying more from you, capisce?
MS is destroying the new-PC market almost singlehandedly. Guaranteed, the next new mission-critical PC I buy, won't be on MS or Apple. I must go to Linux, in order to have a stable PC, in the future. I like but not love Linux. It's annoying. But at least I can be sure of running my past and future stuff, ON it. Hint Hint.
Imagine you bought a popular car. You keep it in real good shape. A few years later, the manufacturer tells you about this spiffy new air conditioning system. You live in Texas, so that sounds good. But when you go to ask about it, you find out you have to buy a whole new car, to get it. And you can't bring in your expensive stereo system you had installed, nor your car alarm which cost you $2,000 (and always goes off in the rain), nor those leather seats you'd added to your current car -- assured it would last you for years and could be upgraded.
So you go without the so-called new air conditioning. Two years after you'd said no, you find all kinds of people complaining that the NEW SYSTEM's air, doesn't cool until an hour later. Versus what you have, which takes about 15 minutes to cool you. Aha.
Yeah. One more added reason to stick to the old stuff. MS 'upgrades' become more and more tyrannical and backward, from 2002 forward.
This post has been edited by brainout: 27 August 2012 - 03:21 AM