I never want to deal with Microsoft ever again. I put off buying a laptop as long as I could, then when I broke down, had no choice but to buy a Vista laptop (unless I wanted to go for Apple). Vista runs slowly, my computer takes eons to shut down, Vista hides controls that I should have easy access to, and Vista won't talk to various other things, most importantly my scanner, which this semester is a vital thing for me to use. In looking at the website of those that built my scanner, they've deemed it old enough to not even bother with drivers that will allow it to talk to my Vista-ridden computer. It talked just fine with my XP computer. So...a scanner I bought three years ago and have hardly used until now is unusable. I'm so happy that Microsoft is making all of these decisions for me--which operating system I can use on my computer, which mouse I can use, when it's time to buy a scanner, even though I have a pristine one on my desk...I'm having to type out my poetry copy packet by hand, because I'm not going to have to cart an entire trunkload of books someplace so I can get poetry scanned. This has Dave more than a bit pissed. Others are saying this all more succinctly and amusingly than I am (I am far from feeling amusing at the moment), so I shall sign off with a doff of the hat to those who put together the following video:
My next computer is gonna be an Apple, by god. Microsoft, you've been put on notice.