Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by zlynx on Mon 12th Nov 2012 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
zlynx
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2005-07-20

It takes me at least four hours to get my Windows system back where I like it.

Windows install. Video card driver update. Windows updates. Restore user files from backup. Install Steam, start game downloads or a restore. Install LibreOffice, VS2010 C# and C++, Thunderbird, Firefox, Foxit, Pidgin, Java JDK, Eclipse, VirtualBox. More Windows updates for the VS2010 stuff. Remember that I wanted Doom 3, dig around in the closet until I find the box. Install that. Realize that I need special software for the surround sound headphones and the mouse. Dig through Logitech's website to find it.

Etc, etc.

Easily a full night after work and dinner, and I always seem to forget things that I need later on, so really it drags on for weeks.

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