All my computer experienced originated through work. You see, I was working before the PC was invented. Oh I remember the mysterious Unix, and the simple Ms. Dos. Mac showed up with nicer colors and sounds. The most important thing was it just worked easier.
Last week I was honored by a call from my brother. He was going shopping for a laptop and wanted my opinion. He hates computers. I know a few others that do. I blame windose and the community of spammers for the rancor my brother and others like him have towards these machines.
We discussed the lovely MacBook Pro but the reality of the marketplace makes it hard to justify a machine for occasional use that’s double the price of other functional machines.
I enjoyed our shopping experience. He told me a trip to the dentist is better than shopping for a laptop for him.
We ended up with a Lenovo for under $500. It came with Windows 8.
I still remember the crazy windose 3.1 memory allocation exercises. Windose NT offered hope for the crazy software. Most of my recent trials were on an older beast running windose XP.
I spent a few hours helping him to get things setup with 8, but it’s certainly not great. My impression of it is they crammed a tablet system into laptop software. Too many functions seem to disappear from sight. The opaque windows don’t offer a view of what’s going on inside.
My frustration peaked when I couldn’t get a youtube clip to play on his laptop.
Anyone have a Window 8 experience to share?
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