same old tune with a new lyric
Hmmmm....bitch bitch bitch bitch.....
WAAA, my windows95 sucks wind compared to my old win3.1
WAAA, my windows98 sucks wind compared to my old win95
WAAA, my windowsME sucks wind compared to my old win98 (actually the only one that really did suck more than the predecessor)
WAAA, my windows2000 sucks wind compared to my old win98/me/95
WAAA, my windowsXP sucks wind compared to my old win2k/98/me/95...etc
Noticing a trend here?
Lots of crying because of a virtual inability to "get it" when new technology comes along. Just bitch about it because you cannot figure out how to resolve a problem. 20 years in the industry, and it is the same old broken record, just another face unwilling to actually use that damn brain and figure it out.
An acronym I heard in the past fits most suitably to this situation. Cannot Understand New Technology. Stop being one and RTFM. Anyone still have parents who cannot figure out how to set the clock on their VCR from 20 years ago? I do.
Is it any wonder that IT staff are considered rude and obnoxious to some people. After being asked the same stupid question the 100th time, patience is the first casualty in this world where the end user is too damn lazy to read that damn manual.
And of course, you have the uber-geeks touting Linux. Yep, unleash that puppy on a novice and see how far they get to actually using it for daily things beyond web surfing and email. Sorry, windows might be a security risk in some eyes (not mine, I know what I am doing), but Linux hasn't got the easy to use right out of the box for the ignorant SOB who refuses to read a manual. If you are a Linux user, you have to do a lot of reading to get the gist of how to really use that OS for its power. Security is only a footnote in comparison. At least for the most part, windows is far more intuitive than Linux currently is.
And as a final note, Vista has been working great for me. Even better than XP in some cases. And 5 minutes after I installed it, I figured out how to turn off the annoying nag screen that seemed to be the most prevalent complaint.
As a side comment, the Mac commercial that poked fun at that nag issue. The pot calling the kettle black. As many Mac users should know, this nag is almost identical to the nag the Mac OS will give when installing new things and changing things. Only the words and picture are different, the function is still the same.