I hate Windows 8.
That is the end of the beginning of this post.
I abhor Windows 8.
I thought I hated Windows Vista, and I still do, but I absolutely detest Windows 8.
Don’t talk to me about Windows Me.
So my Sony VAIO (a.k.a. Bester) was dying with a lousy BSOD every other day when doing anything visual. It was running Windows Vista, and I dreaded upgrading because it took me months (MONTHS) to get Vista to be palletable. (User Account Settings suck out loud).
All my computer shopping showed me the awfulness that was Windows 8.
I helped a friend upgrade (The Nameless
County Employee) to Windows 8, and I knew I didn’t want it.
To be honest, it would be great in a tablet or touchscreen environment, neither of which I want or have. So Win8 is a waste of time for me.
So I scoured Amazon-dot-com for a Win7 device. It was more expensive, but I think in the long run it will be worth it. (aside: Amazon Prime Trial == Free 2 day shipping!)
So now I’m transferring files from the Old Bester to the New Bester. Lyra here (Linix Box) was free so I decided to blog about it, which is what you are reading now.
(and I just witnessed the power settings… gotta fix that)
So now I’m mucking about in Win7.
I heard it was better than Vista, but at first glance I do not agree. (But I have not backed the Registry yet).
Either way, New PC on the desk; so I had to blog about it.
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