Re: Microsoft aren't helping matters
" Microsoft have given us a succession of complete fusterclucks from Windows 8 onwards."
Actually since XP and Server 2003. (NT 5.1 & NT 5.2?)
Windows 7 was after all not a new OS, simply a fix up of disastrous Vista, should have been free to Vista users.
The release of Vista (NT 6.0 I think) and Win 7 (NT 6.1?) left out almost all the "interesting" new features promised after Win2K/XP/Server 2003. Bugs in Explorer and other parts of windows since NT4.0 still are not fixed.
The GUI has become more inconsistent and each version of windows since NT4.0 has gratuitously moved were admin / set up settings accessed from GUI.
Mostly the default install is STILL based on a Server not a workstation with too many server type services and other stupid services running.
We are seeing the result of bad management over the last 15 years coming home to roost. It's like what Nokia did since 2002 (Killed S80 and touch GUI development back then, high point was the the first few Nokia Communicators). Where will MS be in 2020?