re: Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
> If you have no use for better dual monitor support,
...Thank you, MS Marketing department employee, but I have dual monitors and they work great, but thank you anyway.
> touch screens
Buy a $100 O/S and a new $300 monitor so I can raise my arm to the screen every time I want to click a button?
HAHAAH! I don't THINK so!
> follow-me data and system settings
I'll keep my config settings on my laptop, thank you.
> or expanding storage with a few clicks,
You mean "let Microsoft hold my data for me instead of keeping it on my hard drive where it belongs". Why would I want to load my documents over a slow 10 MB/s internet connection instead of my 6 GB/s hard drive, when 2TB drives are now under $100?
And why should I hand over all my data to Microsoft so they can charge my ATM card every month and hold my critical documents for ransom if I don't pay tribute to Ballmer?
Is it as a backup to my local storage? I have two drives, and a batch file copies all the changed stuff onto the backup every night.
Why would a small business want to let Microsoft be a slow, expensive substitute for a hard drive? Why is that even a suggestion anyone takes seriously?
> built-in access to a vetted software library
You mean run Office from a MS server so they can charge me for that too every month. This is better for my business?
Why should I run office at all, when the open source version does the same things better (no "ribbon") and is free? In a small business, cost matters.
And I DON'T want MS to have its hand in my business (not to mention my pocket)! Why would I expose myself to their system outages, security flaws, and hacker attacks for no reason whatsoever? And PAY for all this, when it's completely unnecessary?
You say 8 can be made to look like 7? I already have an O/S that looks like Win7.
> then stick with Windows 7
I'm sure a lot of people will take you up on that suggestion too!
Your employer, Microsoft, knows dam well that 8 is unusable. They're trying to force us to buy a tablet OS which is grotesque on a desktop, figuring that people will then buy their Metro tablets and telephones.
Gû¦It's not for us users, it's for Microsoft.
That's so obvious that I feel embarrassed saying so. I feel like the kid who pointed out that the Emperor is naked, and the adults continue to pretend to take him seriously.
Win 8 is the best example of Microsoft arrogance yet, and the predictable disaster will finally be enough for even Gates to acknowledge that Ballmer has run their company into the ground.
8 will go down in business school history as "Ballmer's last mistake".