I’ve switched to mac. However I still own a pretty decent PC that I keep because of WordPerfect, the best and only word processing program, a program that makes stupid, counterintuitive Word look like the mangled piece of shit that it is. If only Corel would make a WordPerfect for mac, things truly would be perfect. Anyway, I digress.
I have not had the PC out for about 7 months. It’s been packed away in Oregon. I used it yesterday to work on some documents in WordPerfect. I forgot just how hideously obnoxious windows is. I hate the constant updates. I hate the stupid little messages telling me stuff I already got 4000 times ago without the stupid little message. I hate that I have to give “Supervisor Permission” to do anything, even though I’m the only one using the damn thing, and even though I told it I was the only one using the damn thing.
Windows-based computers are called PCs, for “personal computers,” but the truth is they are anything but. They are completely designed for work in an office with some IP nazi who wants total control of everything you do. There should be some way to shut that shit off, but there isn’t. I called HP when I got the thing new and nope, can’t do it. Annoying.
Just now I came into my office after taking a shower. The PC had turned itself on and was sitting there wondering if it could install updates. Um, no. Go away. I don’t want to have to sit and wait and give you permisssion and then hang out while you reboot and do all your foolish things. Leave me alone. I’m going to go use my mac.
I’d love a Mac – but what with this recession and everything, I can forget it. If I didn’t have to share this windows-based heap of shite with my family I’d have thrown it out in the rain long ago. Actually that’s what I did to my last PC – just to show what would happen to the current one if it didn’t behave. It’s amazing what threats of physical violence will do as regards recalcitrant machinery. When I think of all the devices that I’ve wrecked during my life – just to prove a point…