Posts Tagged ‘windows’

win10

Well, I did it. Despite my insistence that I was not going to upgrade to windows 10, I ended up upgrading to Windows 10. I waited until the final hour of the final day to take advantage of the free upgrade, but I did it!

Why did I hold off I hear you asking? Because, I used Windows 7! Win7 is a perfect OS! It’s compatible with every program and game I use, it’s visually appealing and best of all, it’s simple to use! So, honestly why would I upgrade? There’s an old saying that goes “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it!” and Windows 7 most definitely was not broken! Now Windows 8, was a messed up heap of garbage, and I told everyone using Win8 to upgrade ASAP, because it could only improve! Win7 though? There’s way too much room for failure there! Plus, I heard Windows 10 wasn’t compatible with a few of my favorite classic games(Like Gabriel Knight 3 and a few others).

So, why did I upgrade? Two words for you! Quantum Break! It’s an XboxOne/Win10 exclusive game, and really the only game on XboxOne that interests. I am sure that Xbone has some decent games that appeal to others, just not so much to me! With the exception of Quantum Break. Sure, I wanted to try Quantum Break at some point, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to scrimp and save to buy an Xbox One, when only one game interested me. So, since it was available on Win10 and Win10 was still a free upgrade I bit the bullet!

I’m actually kind of glad that I did! Despite all my feet dragging, and heehawing around windows 10 is a pretty decent OS. Is it perfect? No, it will take some time to adjust to, but it’s good! Plus, despite all my worries, the few classic games that I have tried work well with Win10(Including Gabriel Knight 3).

I’m still trying to adjust to the features, and I think this Cortana voice search is just ridiculous, but overall it’s a pleasant experience. Do I like Win 7 better? Yes, but that might be just because I am used to it! After all, I am not a fan of change! Still, I don’t regret upgrading, and I have no intention of reverting back to my old windows. So, that’s practically glowing praise coming from someone who hates change!

win8

Windows 8 has got to be the worst version of Windows that I have ever used! To be fair though, I have disliked every windows version released after XP, however after playing around with the system for a few days, I always “Adjusted”. I never “Loved” them, but I grew used to them and learned to tolerate them, in the same way as one tolerates wiping ones ass. You wipe your ass all the time, chances are you don’t “Enjoy it”, unless you have a particularly weird fetish. You just “Do it”, without even thinking about it. Which is how I was with previous Windows. To me, they were like wiping my ass.

Windows 8 is different though. I just can not adapt to it! I have been toying with it for a few days now, and it makes me want to punt my laptop across the house like a Hobbit running wild on a football field during Superbowl sunday! It’s just not possible to “accept” this monstrosity, and believe me I have tried! I will likely continue to try, but I can promise you with an almost obscene certainty, that I will not grow used to this O/S.

See, the previous versions of Windows all had roughly the same feel, they were just polished differently and had different features and yes, a few bugs that could knock out Mike Tyson, and come out on top, with both its ears intact. However, at the end of the day it still “Looked like” windows. Windows 8 however does not! Sure, it has a few familiar things. Task bar, Task Manager. Control Panel and other basics, but the look as a whole is gone! Familiarity has been replaced with a confusing and awkward menu, Ease of use has been replaced with everything being so difficult that even talking on Skype has become a chore. However, on the bright side, Microsoft has decided to keep in the bugs! Everything from self-closing programs, to audio issues ranging from lowered volume to complete muting. These are just the ones I have stumbled on over the past 2 days of usage.

Gamers will most likely notice similarities between Windows 8 and the Xbox 360 Dashboard(both compliments of Microsoft).

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I am assuming that somebody must have really liked how this worked, and because of that Microsoft felt that this was clearly the direction they wanted to go! Personally, I hated the look and feel, in fact this very change was one of the many defining reasons why I went from loving Xbox to being a PS3 gamer, and to be honest this new version of windows is helping to drive me away from Microsoft all together. I have always wanted to try a Mac, maybe that will be next computer.

Over all Win 8 sucks beyond belief, and makes me not just hate the O/S, but makes me hate my entire computer. If Microsoft was trying to figure out a way to make people use the computer less, and spend more time in the sun, then well played Microsoft – Well played!

 

whoppers

I’m sure most of you have heard about Burger King in japan selling their huge giant 7 patty whopper to celebrate the arrival of Windows 7. It’s an interesting promotion to say the least. I’m pretty sure if they wanted to have a promotion like that over here, people would blow up and scream bloody murder. I mean, people were up in arms over super sizing, and in comparison that’s nothing!

Anyway, this is my wee comic strip about the whole thing. Also, In case yer interested, I shall let you gaze upon the advertisement because im just that nice.

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Well, my main computer has been having issues, so I took it over to a friend of mine who knows a bit about PCs and the likes, and he’s going to take a look at it for me, and see if he can fix it. It sounds like it might just be a fan, in which case it will be pretty cheap to get fixed up, so I am not too worried at this stage.

Until it’s fixed however I am having to use my Spare emergency computer that I keep tucked away in case my main computer fries, or it needs to get fixed or something similar to what occured. Now, the spare computer isn’t TOO bad. I have seen worse. Hell, I have used worse. It however isn’t that great either, but it gets the job done. It allows my to run skype,  So I can talk to my bubby, It allows me to run my browser so I can surf the net and post blog entries and it will even allow me to run SOME of my games(Unfortunately all my MMORPGs run too slow on the system to play properly).

I think the main problem with this spare computer isn’t that it’s too slow, but it’s that the O/S that it is running on is the dreaded Vista. I hate Vista, I really do. I think it’s the WORST Windows operating system that has ever been released. It’s garbage really, and the only reason it’s on this computer is because I bought this pre-built system when my main computer went on the fritz last time…and The spare computer I bought came with Vista pre-installed on it.

Now I sit here eagerly waiting my main computers triumphant return! In the mean time I am quite content with this spare computer. It may not be ultra-fast, but it gets the important things done, and I love it for that! 😀