I HATE MICROSOFT! (long rant)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arabookworm, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Windows 7 is AMAZING.... [​IMG]
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    Quote:really?... what makes it so amazing?

    when DH and I bought our new laptops a month ago it came with an offer to upgrade to windows 7 from vista for free...we were waiting for feedback before we did it though
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I have a POS Acer Aspire. For some reason, it randomly disconnects from the internet, loses hardware, disk drive falls out.....keyboard stops working, mousepad stops working. You get the picture.

    When I upgraded to Windows 7, the wireless connection stopped disconnecting (for a short time). When it did disconnect, it alerted me then fixed the problem itself!!!!

    It runs faster, is easier to navigate, searches...works great! I absolutely love it!
  4. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

    Sep 2, 2009
    Ubuntu and Open Office for the WIN

    If all else fails, temporarily install Ubuntu and Open Office and use that to type your work. Then, when Microsoft pulls it's head out of it's collective rear end and answers the phone, use the restoration disk that came with your computer and reinstall Vista (if you must) and have Microsoft work you through the debuggers.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    I have windows vista here. When the window pops up asking for a product key I just click exit or cancel and it lets me use the program.
  6. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    you can only do that 25 times
  7. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Ubuntu or Kubuntu are both excellent. You may have to get some help with your wireless though. It seems that microsoft has a contract with many of the wireless hardware providers NOT to release codes to make the hardware for wireless work without a fix. It is their way of keeping control, but the fix's are easy and usually found with a online search.

    BTW Simpy Mepis has a online forum that is very helpful in fixing bugs it is why I use Mepis.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Yes, go and download OPEN OFFICE

    I hate microsoft also. When I bought a new cpu and and motherboard for my old computer windows wouldn't work anymore. I kept getting pop-up thing that said that copy of windows was installed on another computer.

    Now that I don't game anymore, I've been thinking about going back to Linux.
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:From what I understand Vista has blocks on it for open office, unless the providers of open source have found a way around it. This has been one of the biggest complaints about Vista it the locking out of non microsoft software.
  10. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast

    You can even install Ubuntu as a dual boot (you can keep Vista installed and then at boot up, you tell the computer which operating system to use).

    Feller has his laptop set up this way and on those very rare times that he can't get ubuntu to connect with a wireless connection (like now whilst he is in San Francisco), he will break down and boot into Vista.

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