How to Survive Windows 8/10

November 8, 2018

Windows 7 is a great operating system, I prefer it to Mac OS, and I use my MacBook Air all the time.   If you were using a Windows Tablet, you might like Windows 8.  If you are using a desktop, it makes no sense at all.  What’s worse, and never gets discussed is that the version of Windows Server 2012 looks like Windows 8.  So if I am trying to install a complex piece of software on an operating system designed for touch screen and tablet interface.  Takes twice as long.

If you don’t want to take my word for it,

While some Windows backers took a wait-and-see approach and openly criticized me for being honest about this, I had found out from internal sources immediately that the product was doomed from the get-go, feared and ignored by customers, partners and other groups in Microsoft alike. Windows 8 was such a disaster that Steven Sinofsky was ejected from the company and his team of lieutenants was removed from Windows in a cyclone of change that triggered a reorganization of the entire company. Even Sinofsky’s benefactor, Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer, was removed from office. Why did all this happen? Because together, these people set the company and Windows back by years and have perhaps destroyed what was once the most successful software franchise of all time.

Paul Thurriot

So, what do you do if you need to buy a new PC?  Even though Windows 8 is 2 years old,  you can still buy computers that have Windows 7.  If you go to Dell’s site,  you can filter by Windows 7 Computers.

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I still run into Windows XP computers,  that operating system was supported for 12 years, so you should not have any fear about buying a Windows 7 machine.  If that is not an option,  and you must buy a Windows 8 Machine,  get Start 8.

It costs $4.99 and it brings back the Windows 7 start menu to Windows 8 and 10.  This makes it tolerable.