Re: This is america??
Alexandria, I absolutely concur with your comments. They are extremely arrogant to attempt to force Windows 8.1 (or anything else) upon us. We should be able to make our own decision. I may be over 50, but I am far from stupid. Furthermore, some who did not graduate from high school and/or college may have had to quit in order to make a living. Nothing was handed to them on a silver platter. That does not mean that one is NOT intelligent. In many instances, life experiences teach more than so called "formal" education ever will (and I am not knocking "formal" education .... but don't stereotype people who do not have the opportunity). The first time my laptop was updated to Windows 8.1, it caused it to crash! Luckily, I had backups of Windows 8 and all over pertinent info. It took time out of my schedule to fix the crash, which something these software engineers don't seem to be concerned about. The next thing I know, my computer is being invaded and interrupted with messages in regard to updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 again. This time the message is insistent that my computer is going to be updated to Windows 8.1 no matter what. Well, guess what, I have some experience with computers. Yes, hard for youngsters to believe, but I do. Let's just say, it was a little complex, but I fixed the problem. And, the answer to the question "Is this America" is the following: This is NOT the America that my Father envisioned when he was fighting for this country and when he was stationed at Pearl Harbor fighting to rescue some of his fellow servicemen from the barracks which were being bombed. I guess some these youngsters would have taught my Father "uneducated" because he had a high education and no college. However, during testing, he beat out several others with college educations and became an air cadet (before the official "Air Force" came the air cadets) and became a licensed pilot.