doslover, on 02 December 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:
Nice rant. Well, I'm nonplussed by it, since I'm all for using good modern technology provided it is really an improvement over what I am currently using. I use Win 7 at home, not XP, which is hardly unsupported or antiquated. But Win 8 has the same shortcomings of all its predecessors, including the registry and the need for constant updates. Can you just power it down like you can a Mac w/o having it start up in safe mode. Does MS and the PC maker provide the kind of instant support that Apple does ? Anyway, you need to take a chill pill and stop calling everyone that doesn't see things with your brilliant viewpoint as morons.
Actually, mainline support ended for XP some time ago. IE will never be upgraded in XP. Direct X will never be upgraded in XP. Windows Media player will never be upgraded in XP. WHY? Because MS moved on. Those aren't the only software titles, just the largest ones.
How many Apple users just pull the plug on their Mac? I am going to take a wild shot in the dark and say next to none. Not that it matters, as you are wrong. Windows 8 will make an attempt to start normally first, then if it fails again (within a short time frame) it will give you the OPTION to use a safe boot. Did you try Windows 8 before making any of these claims? I use it on my media center and server....
This has nothing to do with you not seeing the same view as I, but you need to quit blaming others for your own shortcomings. I also tend to call out BS when I see it. Everything has a pro and con to it. The trick is, not coloring it with your own short-sightedness. Meaning, if you actually have something against the OS that is a real issue, then go for it. Otherwise, don't make something up.
My PCs are constantly running slowly due to virus scans and firewall programs, updates, and long boot up and shutdown times
Those are your exact words. Firewalls themselves do so very little, they can hardly be a problem for anyone (EDIT: I should also note that OS-X and Linux both default to using a firewall as well. I should hope that you are smart enough to leave it in place...). Long boot and shut-down times? NOT the fault of Windows, your crap software maybe, but not Windows. Your machine running slowly due to A/V software? Again, how is this a Windows problem?
You made the claims that could not be backed up, and in the end were all proven to boil down to two things: 1. The use of antiquated software, and 2. The use of overly-aggressive virus protection. Neither of which are Windows problems, they are user problems.
This post has been edited by waldojim: 02 December 2012 - 04:24 PM