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Time to upgrade because…. well… Microsoft says so! by Steve Mussey MD
What is with computer software designers?
If a computer software writer was in charge of car design, the accelerator and brake pedal would switch position every three years.
Now, our office computers are all individually begging and urging us to upgrade to Windows 10.
The interface will be better, I am told.
Really? I have to do real work on these machines, as does my staff. I don’t allocate time for computer adventures and exploration. We have to get stuff done!
Windows 7 is not perfect, but it is pretty decent. No surprises. Everyone knows how to work it.
While at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas years ago, I saw the demos for Windows 8 and, like many, said “What the heck are they thinking! This is a business disaster!!”
Operating systems are tools. They are not supposed to be a new “toy.”
Windows 8 was the disaster we had predicted.
It was as if Microsoft said: “I’m going to take your most necessary tool and change all the controls! There! Just try and get some work accomplished! HA! HA! HA!”
Now, we have an almost perpetual nagging screen on our computers suggesting we “upgrade” to Windows 10. A couple of them have already upgraded themselves.
The verdict: Too many controls get moved around. It’s not Windows 8 disaster material, but it is also harder than just sticking with Windows 7.
Again: WE HAVE WORK TO DO, DARN IT!!! DON’T YOU PEOPLE AT MICROSOFT UNDERSTAND!!!!??????Tweet