So for the most part I'm really liking my new computer, not that I've had that much time to get acquainted with it. There's just one problem. It runs Windows 8.
My impression of Windows Eight is this: as long as you stay on the desktop and don't need to use the start menu it works like a dream. If you do need the start menu or wander off the desktop it works like an Apple.
It's still painful to think about the last time I was in the same building --not the same room, thankfully, just the same building-- as someone on the phone with Apple's tech support.
When my age was measured in negative numbers I'm told Apples were good, in the time between when I was born and when the end of the Wozniack-era they made passable machines. Now they make... apples. The word itself has come to be tainted with disdain and brings down the reputation of the fruit. Not even the fruit being pointed to as the cause of Original Sin has damaged its reputation so much as what the company of the same name churns out now.
And so, the works like an Apple parts make me think, "If I wanted shit I'd go to the shit store and get brand name manure."
"Works like an Apple" was really driven home when I had to go to Google to find out how to turn the thing off. (Like I said, start menu, where the shut down options are, is gone and replaced with the "works like an Apple" part of the interface.)
But I've learned to work through that part, and all of the things I really want to do with the computer, with any computer, take place in the "Doesn't work like an Apple," section, so I am in fact quite happy with it.
A bit worried about the future of Microsoft though. If they thought this was a good idea...