Mark McHugh

Windows 7 sucks Ass

In Open Thread on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Update: 2/15/2010 -Saying “Windows 7 sucks ass” no longer accurately describes my nightmarish experiences with this POS OSIt’s like trying to find the words to describe Hitler.  I can’t print (again) and when I open the network and sharing center map, it says “Windows cannot discover any computer or devices.  I’m really going to spit on Bill Gates if I ever get close enough…..

Update: 12/29/2009  – Since the original post, I have had many more problems with W7 that I have not had the chance to write about in detail yet (this is not a compu-geek blog).  Security concerns (like responding to a ping….WTF?),  networking issues and the failure of system restore and backup features to name a few…This OS is a time bomb, in my opinion.  And for the record: No one pays me to trash Microsoft, or anything like that.  But I’m telling you, this thing may very well be the doorway through which a massive cyber-attack gets launched.  Consider yourself warned…

Who’s idea was this?  Let’s go kick the snot out of ‘em.

Look, there’s a whole slew of reasons I haven’t been posting lately, but not least among them is that my wife accidently fried our laptop (it’s a long story, but I don’t want to hear that I don’t listen anymore).  We’ve been talking about going Mac for years and years, but when the moment arrived, Stingy McCheaperson (me) got the brilliant idea that for far, far less than the price of a Macbook Pro, we could get two new Windows 7 laptops.  His and hers, no more sharing…nuptuial bliss!  What could possibly go wrong with this bullet-proof plan?  At this point, I’d like you to refer back to the title of this piece.

Yeah, I realize that I am a masochistic dimwit for sticking with the Microsoft.  I actually keep thinking they’ll get it right……eventually.  I’m a moron.  These fucktards will never do anything right.  This latest clusterfuck nightmare makes Windows Me look like the Mona Lisa.  For instance, this operating system has “blue screened” while trying to install drivers for my Canon scanner (a feat I never accomplished, even with Windows 98).

Know why Bill Gates is so rich?  Because he figured out it’s easier to make people fix your fuck-ups rather than produce quality.  And chumps like me keep falling for it.  Bill, I’ve got a loogie with your name on it for all the hours of my life I’ve wasted trying to polish your turds. 

Here’s a short list of  things that don’t work:

  1. Media Manager (never worked….never will) just go download Google’s Picasa (yes, I know google’s evil, but their shit works).
  2. Home networking: I can see her computer she can’t see mine (4 hours wasted)
  3. The backup utility doesn’t work (you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me!)
  4. The ability to select text for copy and paste is worse than ever!  Yeah, when you can’t grab the text you want….it’s not you.
  5. More mysterious bullshit “processes” running in the background than ever.  Good luck finding task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn’t do it anymore), when you do find it, pin it to the taskbar (you will need it).  Internet Explorer goes not responding all the time.

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: You know when you get error messages? (And trust me, you’ll get tons of them in Windows 7)  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could copy that text so you could to do a search on it????  Think that funtionality exists yet????  Hell no.

The ONLY thing nice I can say is that this OS will actually wake-up from the “sleep” state (seventh times a charm, I guess).

I’m really starting to believe that this whole cyber revolution is going to end very badly and not just because the geniuses at Microsoft don’t know their asses from their elbows.  We’ve put far too much faith in this garbage; our “virtual” lives supplanting actually living.  I’m just about fed up with it.

I’ll warn you once more (but I know all you cheapskates won’t listen), WINDOWS 7 REALLY, REALLY SUCKS ASS!!!

*And just for the record, I don’t much care for all you smug Mac jerk-offs either (with your computers that work and all).  At some point, I’d like to go Linux…

Update: Bing sucks too! A Google search of the phrase “Windows 7 sucks” yields 225,000 results – Microsoft’s Bing.com only finds 1,150.  The only reasons I could come up with for the discrepancy are that Microsoft doesn’t want to face how bad their products are or they suck pretty bad at web-crawling too.  Probably both.

  1. But Mark, how do you REALLY feel? LOL. I sympathize. Is it too much to expect the dang thing–whatever the brand is–to work?

    My older brother works for Microsoft and he’s getting sick of the corporate culture around there. It’s not the get-it-done whiz kid factory it used to be and the office politics are killing productive efforts and many employees’ spirits. Eh–it’s a living.

  2. Uh-oh…

    I’m a little embarassed, on a couple levels right now. I feel like you just “popped in for a visit” to find me buried in pizza boxes, unwashed and watching porn.

    I’ve managed to let the blog go off the rails lately, and since computer problems have been a small part of the problem, I decided to post an “exhibition rant” about Microsoft. This isn’t work I’m proud of…it was more a “come on man, just go slap the keys” thing. I meant no offense to your family.

    I thought about chronicling the moments that made me hate MOST tech companies (Gateway, Sony, Dell, HP, Lexmark….). The list of companies I will do business with is getting awfully short. Microsoft was the common thread, so they were made an example of….

    Honestly, my experience with Vista was quite good. I feel like Windows 7 was a big step backwards.

    ****

    Here’s a secret, I’ve got an apology to Tim Geithner half-finished. As you know, I don’t care much for Geithner, but in doing research, I came to the realization that he’s really gotten a bum rap on this Tax-cheat thing. I don’t mind tearing somebody to ribbons (this is known), but I also have a strong sense of fair play and honesty. Turns out, atonement is not my strong suit…..

    I guess what I’m trying to say is this is me spinning my wheels in the mud…..but thanks for stopping by.

  3. ROFL!! You are so funny!

    In mentioning my brother, I was actually trying to say (diplomatically) HE thinks Microsoft sucks, too, so you are not alone.

    As for the ‘off the rails’ thing, I’ve learned that the most important thing in blogging is to be true to yourself. No one makes any money doing this (unless like Huffy-poo, you’ve prostituted your soul and various parts of your anatomy to some puppet master) so you’ve got to speak from the heart. If you tailor and edit things to please some phantoms out there in cyberspace, your will end up not caring about what you wrote which would be a real shame.

    Your writing style is edgy, smart, and fun to read. Please don’t change a thing!

  4. Thanks so much SNK!

    I know you’re no guttermouth, but as I’ve stated before, profanity is my natural medium, so it’s a relief to hear that you’re not put off by it. I needed that boost. Reminded me of a line from an old Ricky Nelson song:

    “And it’s all right now,
    I learned my lesson well.
    You can’t please everyone,
    so you got to please yourself.”

    Thanks again.

  5. Mac OS is for the 5% of people who buy a programmable microwave because it looks fancy, but only use it to heat up water because everything else is too complicated.
    Linux is for another 1% who would take this microwave and redesign it into a hadron collider. Not because they need it, just for fun because they can do it.
    Windows is for all the people in between…

    Here is what I think:
    1) Ctrl+Shift+Esc will make your day
    2) dont go with Linux if you cant even use Windows
    3) Only install drivers that are made for your OS and bitch about the guy who wrote it if it doesnt work
    4) Just turn on file sharing. Dont know whats worse, if your wife cant see your PC and you press a button or if your neighbor can see your stuff by default…
    5) Bing: Thats called relevancy, the majority of people obviously thinks different than you…

  6. Ctrl+Shift+Esc has in fact made my day! Pretty innovative of them to change something that’s worked just fine for fifteen years!

  7. And in keeping with you condescending tone, I’ve got a few more things for you to stick in your pocket protector:

    1) There’s this thing called “backward-compatibility” (you may want to write that down), apparently Microsoft’s never heard of it. It means that stuff that’s two years old will work with your new stuff. When you can’t do that, it’s customary to write some code that says “We’re not smart enough to make this work”, right? Windows 7 shits itself when faced with a two-year old driver (nice work, dweebs).

    2)Understanding “relevance”: When I “Bing” a phrase like “Windows 7 sucks” it’s not the same as doing a search on the atomic weight of Plutonium. I’m trying to figure out how many everday Joe’s were sufficiently irritated by Microsoft’s latest Clusterfuck to type the phrase “Windows 7 sucks”. Get it? Googling the phrase tells you that more than 7% of the US population has already reached that conclusion (it’s only like a month old) , while Bing would lead you to believe that less than 1% think that. Of course, why would Microsoft care what all us “irrelevant” people think?

    3) I think you suggested that Windows 7’s Home networking is unsafe. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Apparently, Microsoft trolls use Google too…..

  8. The phrase “Windows 7 sucks” now returns 1,640,000 results from Google. More people think like me than you realize.

  9. Good luck going through 1.6 million links.
    I get 8.5 million links, already on the first page are hits why windows seven doesnt suck:

    http://www.unsightful.com/2009/02/15/why-gizmodos-windows-7-sucks-post-sucks/

    Not the best way to measure “suckiness” in my opinion. Also, search for “Google sucks”, and dont tell me Microsoft created all the 54 million links Bing finds more than Google on its own ;)
    And with relevance I mean that the search engine tries to give you links you are looking for, not how “relevant” the query or user itself is…
    Search for google at bing and the other way around, or search for UPS at both. Why would I need 39 million links for UPS???

    I didnt suggest anything about Windows7 and if its safe, I just find it more secure that not everyone can find my machine by default. Enabling it is one click away and still secure…

    Ctrl+Shift+Esc always worked, while Ctrl+Alt+Del just asks for another click “Start Task Manager” today. Not too challenging in my opinion.

    Don’t buy a Mac if you are so much about backwards compatibility. The single word compatibility is unknown to them. And still, if your driver crashes its the fault of the guy who wrote the driver, you get the bluescreen because driver operate in kernel mode and there is not much windows can do if the driver screws up…

  10. I don’t know what kind of Jedi mind tricks you’re trying to pull here…

    Ctrl+Alt+Del is working again!!!!! But rest assured, I verified several times that it wasn’t BEFORE I wrote that (probably just a virus). No menu…nothin’

    Google sucks too. You are talking to someone who believes that Google is evil:
    http://acrossthestreetnet.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/google-decides-to-be-evil-afterall/

    Evil, but smart (like Lex Luthor) Microsoft’s evil and annoying (like the Green Goblin).

    Here’s something wierd, that “windows 7 sucks” phrase is back to 231,000 (it was 1.6 million an hour ago).

    The point that you are missing is Microsoft really, really needs to focus on making good products, not convincing the world that people who don’t like their products are idiots, or denying how many unsatisfied customers you have.

    You guys are “Feeling Good about doing Bad”. It’s a reference to a Time magazine article about how US kids scored the lowest on an international math exam, but had the highest percentage positive response to the statement, “I am good at Math”. Glad you guys are happy with your performance….your shareholders, not so much. Here’s a ten year chart of MSFT vs GOOG & AAPL:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=MSFT#chart5:symbol=msft;range=19991125,20091125;compare=aapl+goog;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined

    Unlike you (and yes, the blogging software identifies you as microsoft.com), I don’t get paid to debate the virtues or horrors of this new operating system. At this point, I have spent literally months of my time, trying to tweak Windows products (I actually discovered and reported a bug that exists in every version of MS-DOS up to 6.22, who knows maybe you guys still haven’t fixed that), only to watch you guys fuck it up time and time again. And what do I get? “Thanks for sticking with us”? “Sorry for the inconvenience” No. I get some punk saying, “You’re stoopid”

    If only your tech support responded as quickly as your propaganda patrol….

  11. So telling you what button combos bring the task manager up and asking for the printer to use to point you on the right driver isn’t considered helping?

    The rest of my comments might have been a bit subjective, but I am using (not working on) Windows 7 the whole year already and it never crashed nor did I have a driver issue. So, I have no reason to complain. Which, btw, is the opinion of the majority using Windows 7.
    If you read them with a bit more distance you will see that it’s not completely wrong and your post isn’t what I would call objective or a nice call for help. You want to polarize, and you did. At the beginning you talk about buying the Mac just to say later you dont care about working machines and you want to go with Linux.

    I never said you are stupid, but if you say Ctrl+Alt+Delete didnt work because Microsoft doesnt like you I start wondering if you used the other programs/devices (where you had issues) right. And it’s hard for me to help if you dont tell me what exactly goes wrong.

    As for the error messages, there is a white flag in the bottom right, called Action Center. This should show all the events that went wrong and will try to come up with a solution. If you are lucky (yeah, win7 isnt perfect), it will solve your problem right away…

    And for the record: Thanks for this entertaining product review

  12. The trademark of a failing organization is questioning the customer’s ability to understand its product.

    Dude, your reading comprehension skills could really use some work.

    Here’s the quote:
    “Good luck finding task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn’t do it anymore), when you do find it, pin it to the taskbar (you will need it). Internet Explorer goes not responding all the time.”

    I’m gonna say it one more time….IT WASN’T WORKING!!!! If you take the sentence in context, you can actually gain insight. For over fifteen years, whenever an internet site hung up my browser, I hit ctrl+alt+del, just like everyone else in the universe. To think I suddenly lost the ability to hit three keys simultaneously is beyond absurd.

    But here’s something that’s not absurd: Spyware, hackers etc. disabling the users ability to stop an attack. That’s what I’d want to do. But you’d rather question the users ability than ponder the implications….(call yourself a name, I’m tired).

    Out here in the real world, Microsoft products “check for solutions” and find nothing 99% of the time.

    Another quote (from my comments):
    “Honestly, my experience with Vista was quite good. I feel like Windows 7 was a big step backwards.”

    And herein lies another problem, the never-ending parade of “new and improved” garbage. I’m supposed to buy a new scanner because I bought this POS OS? That Canon scanner is terrific and there’s not a goddamn thing wrong with it. If anyone should be responsible for getting a new driver it’s Microsoft…..Office ’97 worked just fine for me, but I had to buy Office 2007 because it crashed constantly in Vista. But guess what? I used excel to download html data from financial websites, and in 2007 I can’t write a macro that opens html pages and copies the data, so it’s pretty much useless to me. You took away functionality. And I used to write programs in Qbasic too (thanks for taking that away too).

    This blog is supposed to be about finance and politics, not computers and software. But the constantly changing jigsaw puzzle of products and compatibility (and why the fuck doesn’t the spellcheck work in wordpress anymore?) has impeded me to the point that it had to be addressed.

    So tell me, my wife’s computer keeps on saying something like “you need microsoft framework.net installed….click here…..then it says….framework.net is already installed” over and over. WTF?

    Where does she go to fix that? Is that why the Home networking doesn’t work? and how many hours do you think I should spend dicking around with this shit before I say, “You suck”

    Glad you enjoyed the “entertaining product review” (really, I am)but I swear to God, I wish I hadn’t felt the need to write it.

  13. Alright. First of all, the installing experience of .NET isn’t that good sometimes. I had a similar issue with Silverlight. But if it doesnt work, just go to the Control Panel, uninstall everything that is related to .NET and install it then again from the website. It will work, and I think there are hundreds of pages telling you the same.
    And as I said, its bad user experience, but the fix is not too hard.

    This leads to what I dont understand: You seem to understand a bit about computer and MS products since you write your own macros. But then you complain about all the stuff that doesnt work, instead of fixing it (and the fix is easy). Your task manager problem for example: Just Google “Windows 7 shortcuts” and you will find what you need, if you want to do something crazy you can use Bing and it will give you even videos about this topic and the first link will be the Microsoft page with all the shortcuts.
    So you can buy a Mac, and the chances are high that everything works but I doubt your Office97 or your scanner will. But you obviously dont expect it to run there. Or you get Linux, but then you will automatically have to search online for fixes, because to use all the power of Linux you have to invest some time in it. There again, you are ok with it.

    And a last comment about Office97 and compatibility: Did you try to run it in XP Mode as an admin? (You can take this as an effort of MS in backwards compatibility)
    Also, would you buy a Golf 1 in the early 80s, drive it and be happy until now and now get a Golf 6 and complain that your roof rack doesnt fit anymore? Would you make Volkswagen responsible? I bet not, you would just buy a new roof rack! Office97 is about 10 years old, and the development in computers is much faster than in cars.
    What doesnt work with your macro? In my opinion you just have to change a few commands to make it work again, if you put it in a forum online you will probably get help really fast.

    In my opinion, you could have fixed your problems in the same time you used for writing all this here. We would both be much happier then, but my opinion doesnt count here a lot I guess

  14. First of all, I hope you and yours had a pleasant Thanksgiving Holiday. I should have said that last post (where were my manners?)

    And with that…..DING DING (it’s on)

    Saying “uninstall everything that is related to .NET” to me is like saying, to carve a horse you “get a block of wood and chip away everything that doesn’t look like a horse”, What does that mean?

    With excel ’97, I could write macros that would open websites (in excel), so I could extract relevant data (cells), make relevant comparisons very quickly and act accordingly. Price movements in stocks are very often preceded by fluctuations in the US dollar, for example. (I recommend: http://acrossthestreetnet.wordpress.com/2009/05/03/its-the-currency-stupid/ ) Vista won’t let me record a macro (neither will 7), so I upgrade to 2007, which opens the sites with IE, and will drop the entire contents of the page in one cell. Now if I wanted to spend another week programing, I could figure out how to extract that relevant data….So I’ve chosen to bitch about instead.

    I don’t know how to switch to “XP mode”, and I’d probably feel much worse about this if Windows 7 recognized Excel 97 as it’s own product (It says “Publisher UNKNOWN” (you can’t make this stuff up)).

    And here’s two new complaints:

    1) when I open “network and sharing center, then click “see full map”……..W7 says it “cannot discover any computer or device”
    including…..wait for it…..the computer I’m on! let alone the other two on the network….good times, good times.

    2)And why does this computer respond to a ping???? Went to GRC.com last night and ran “shields up”. Vista passed with flying colors, so why does W7 respond to a ping? Are you trying to get me hacked? Went searching for instructions to get W7 to not respond and recommended fixes didn’t work.

    Can you honestly say you believe this is an improvement?

  15. “In my opinion, you could have fixed your problems in the same time you used for writing all this here. We would both be much happier then, but my opinion doesnt count here a lot I guess”

    Initially, this was a very short and sloppy rant (I admit being embarassed by it, early in the comments). I just wanted people to know that this is another bug-addled disgrace, that’s all.

    ….Then you showed up, unwilling to ignore me (like everyone else on the planet) and worse, challenging me on what I’ve written. I am very pro first amendement, so I try to never delete a rebuttal. I will however, smack it down….again and again (it’s my blog).

    It’s not my fault you keep popping up like an inflatable punching clown.

  16. I love the word Fucktards… but I’m sure some creative Mac-user whose shit actually works must of thought it up.

  17. It’s the “Preference by Loreal” attitude I can do without (“because I’m worth it”).

    But yeah, it probably came from a Mac focus group or something.

    Google Earth just disappeared from this POS computer …I’m trying to re-install it now. Good times, good times….

  18. Windows 7, heck Windows in general, is and will continue to be a great operating system. What other company besides Microsoft lets you easily create applications for free. Sure, you can’t sell your Visual Studio 2008 Express apps but you sure can give them away for free.

    Neither MAC or Linux can provide really easy application development like Microsoft can for Windows.

    Windows will continue to dominate because it simply provides more.

  19. I’m expecting the Mac to start crashing any day now…

  20. I love the ass-clown fish you attracted with your windows rant bait.
    Macs have dominated design-based industries for years, understanding that utilizing the best tool for the job yields the best results… Also perhaps they are less likely to have left the case off their PC tower so that they could make love to the beautifully customized innards.

  21. Iffin’ I could only get that through my cheap head!

  22. Yes . . . Windows 7 totally sucks! What’s the best way to get rid of it?

    Purchased a very good new laptop computer about a month ago that came loaded with some silly ass edition of Windows 7. At first, the Windows 7 OS seemed highly attractive.

    Trying to navigate through Windows 7 is a whole new difficult kettle of fish. In my estimation, Windows 98 and XP were the best of Microsoft’s operating systems. Used to like 98 because it rode on top of DOS 5.0 or 6.22 DOS. Windows 98 was user friendly from a mechanical standpoint. It could be repaired or reloaded without demolishing the basic platform and losing crucial files.

    Since getting this new Gateway laptop, it has not been used at all because of the nearly worthless operating system. Just can’t get the fonts on both MS Word and Wordperfect to size correctly for viewing. Instead, Windows 7 is loaded with useless cute crap. Unable to set up the fonts to make them at least readable size. When changes in the screen aspect or theme are made, the settings just don’t stick but revert to some worthless default mode. Another problem is that the control panel of Windows 7 is a confusing mess, no doubt only understood by stoned out microsoft hippies in Washington State. The developers of this Windows 7 abortion were preoccupied by the blizzard of colorful pictures. Also, whatever happened to the “SEARCH” mode as in XP with little dog or the wizard guy? Used that tool all the time with Windows XP and can’t even find it on version 7.

    At this point. I’m trying to figure out the best way to delete Windows 7 using a reformat to load in a fresh copy of Windows XP. Until something can be figured on how to eliminate Windows 7, that new computer gets employed to harvest Internet radio programs and send the signal upstairs to some wireless speakers.

    For that dedicated use, maybe I should dig out the old Commodore 64 and sell the new laptop. At least with the 64K system along with a dot matrix printer, I could navigate the operating system and with word processing software managed to write and publish a book.

    By the way, did I mention . . . Windows 7 sucks?

  23. Thanks Capt,

    If I get time, look for a post entitled, “Windows 7 sucks even worse than previously thought”. I’m finding out this POS has security issues and more…

    My wife’s laptop is also a Gateway, a W7 update managed to completely knock out its networking (both wired and wireless), so first I went to Microsoft’s sigh, complete waste of time, but I expected that. I tried to restore it to before the update. IT WOULDN’T WORK!!!! Then I manually removed the updates. STILL NOT FIXED. Then I broke out the system recovery set Windows recommends you make…THAT DIDN’T WORK! ARE YOU FUCKIN’ KIDDIN’ ME?? Finally, after backing up all our personal stuff, I used the Gateway factory restore procedure and that finally fixed it. Now I have to re-install EVERYTHING!!!

    All tolled, more than fifteen hours spent dicking around with the thing. And if that MS propaganda troll comes back, I’ll murderize him…These problems were all Microsoft (not hardware).

    And now, neither PC prints. Ispent a thousand bucks for this?

    Here’s a prediction for 2010: There will be a huge Cyber-attack launched against America (you know, like they’ve been predicting for the last ten years), and someday we’ll learn that Microsoft held the door open for the attackers……

    I mean it, it’s gonna happen….

  24. Why don’t you just run Ubuntu NOW? You can install from a live CD to play (which I’m doing right now) and when you install, leave Win7 on another partition in case you really need it for something.

    Let go, leave the nightmare behind. Stingy McCheaperson won’t have to spend another dime either.

    I don’t get paid to suggest this either, I’m in my first week of Ubuntu and tring to decide whether to stick with WinXP or upgrade to Win7 on my “other” partition. I’ve done nothing but boot from Live CD (the longest, hardest part was burning the CD thru windows where my Sonic app is failing…) and I love it. YMMV, but there is more than Microsoft or Mac out there.

  25. Jeremiah,

    I tried installing Ubuntu on a Sony laptop a couple years ago and it wouldn’t install (I think Sony designed it that way).

    You’re right though, I should give it another go.

  26. It’s garbage. No better than Vista. I have the same start-up problems, freeze-ups, and slow loading of pages. Why did I ever “upgrade” from XP? Or, why didn’t I just buy a Mac?

  27. Thanks for this post man. I enjoyed reading it and that MS drone made it all the better. I still have to use my XP machine once in a blue moon for old software that I haven’t replaced on a Mac yet. I loathe that machine. The software on it crashes all the time and it’s unstable as hell.

    You hit the nail on the head, though. When will people learn that MS just suck.

    Like you, I’d live to use Linux on the desktop but it’s not practical yet. I’m pretty computer savvy (know how to program, assemble an IBM clone computer, etc.) and have been using computers since I was a kid. I switched to a mac mid-2008 and have not looked back. MS has a horrible, horrible track record with crap software. Over and over they have shown repeatedly their software is buggy, full of security holes, and was created mostly to lock users into their shit software for life. Helping the user is secondary.

    I will admit I’ve been tempted to buy Windows 7 just to satisfy my curiosity like a respectable geek should. But your has strengthened my resolve. I will not buy Windows 7, I refuse! Why put myself through the headache and frustration of learning an OS which is no better than what I’m using now? And who cares about OSs anymore anyway? True power users use Linux, anyway, not MS. I generally don’t want to think about which OS I’m using any more than I want to think about the pistons in my car going up and down.

    And like you, I used to think MS software would get better. But I just kept getting burnt over and over and over and over. No more. I will not be a sucker for the MS any more. I have developed a hatred of MS with a burning intensity of a thousand suns. OK, that’s a little hyperbole there, I’m pretty rational guy. But I really love to hate, hate, hate Microsoft.

    So, there you go. I’m out.

  28. What sucked me in this time was how cheap the hardware was. I mean, we got two very powerful laptops and a pretty good printer for less than $1000.

    I’ve spent at least 30 hours dealing with issues, and I’m at least somewhat savvy. Many would probably have had to call the Geek squad three times by now. So it seems to me the low entry price is the “hook”.

  29. I just recently bought a desktop machine at Fry’s with Windows 7 on it. It’s an eMachines with 2.7 GHz Duo Core, 4 GB of RAM and 760 GB Hard Drive. I was drooling on the sales floor at the specs and the price of the machine. I already knew that Vista blew chunks but I had bought into the propaganda that Win7 was the redemption of Microsoft. I took it home and immediately regretted my decision. First of all, the way the screen resolution settings box works is retarded. I have trouble seeing so on my old machines I set it for 800×600. On this machine when I change the resolution the icons are gigantic! Also, everything is pixellated and blurry. I found the spot where you change the size of the text to small, medium or large so I changed it to small and that didn’t help much. Also, the control panel is a fucking mess! I couldn’t find anything. When I used XP I always used the classic view in the control panel. The alternative to the mode where they hide everything, meaning the all view, is just a pain in my ass. Also, I hate the way the sound mixer works, why do they hide sliders that should be there simply because the audio jack is not plugged in. I also hate how MS hides the file menu bars in some apps. I have to hit alt to see the bar and then arrow to the menu I wanted. I also hate how many parts of the OS feel like web-pages instead of administration or configuration boxes! I also have some audio codecs that I need and they apparently don’t work because I have more than 4gb of RAM so therefore I need a 64-bit system and my codecs are 32-bit. That is my fault, I should have done my research and known that I couldn’t have more than 3.5 GB of RAM if I wanted to stick with 32-bit! Oh well, I just hate this OS and would format and go back to XP if it were not for the fact that I could utilize all of my RAM on the old OS.

  30. Nice rant!

  31. Yeah dude, I know what you mean. I have wanted a Mac laptop after windows XP kept getting errors and viruses (which is now pretty decent compared to Windows 7 and Vista), but my family is too poor and I got a $200 Windows 7 laptop instead, cause I heard Vista sucks ass from my friends.

    So, aside from that TL;DR intro, here is *my* Windows 7 Experience:

    -Gets laptop for first time, thinks that the design is prettier.
    – Opens Word Document, gets this “Product Registration Code” thing that pops up everytime I open MS Word. I close it and it works fine, so I forgive Windows and move on.
    – I had time to adjust to the new MS Word, so no complaints on how it’s much more complicated now than the old version. It is laggier than the old version of Word, however.
    – Tries to play .gif files only to have them open in IE. I go “WTF?” at this point. I don’t want to use a sh1tty browser to open .gif, I want GIFs to open in my image viewer and I want to be able to put them on Power Points, you f*ckheads!
    – Google’s Result: All I get is a thread with a bunch of Microtards telling the OP to “Change default program” to IE. The OP and I are in the same boat; this is exactly what we DON’T want. Here is the thread: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7pictures/thread/a8b33277-e55e-4c37-9042-afa848fd1c5b
    – Tries to change .flv to .flvx using the XP method. (Right Click>Rename>”Picture.bmp” to “Picture.png”, etc.) It changes the file from “video.flv to video.flvx.flv instead. I feel a tinge of annoyance at this point, so I go to Google again.
    – Google’s result: All I got was info on how to change the default program to open a file, NOT how to change the file type. I know how to set the program to MS Paint, you Microtards! I just want to change my BMP to PNG!
    – I think about how what would have been a simple task/simple program on XP has now turned into a complex runaround on the Windows 7/Vista. I also think about how XP’s problems are documented more than 7’s. I also think about how everything was simple on XP (Microsoft Office = FREE, Word was simple and did not lag, etc.) despite the fact that I still hated it. I am forced to conclude the obvious.
    – Google’s Result: ["Windows 7" sucks balls] directs me to this blog. I am now typing in an angry and sympathetic rant against Windows 7.

    I know most people here are gonna call me a noob (because I am), but I thought “user friendly” was also an indicator to quality. When your old version is friendlier to the user than your new version, that is called stupidity. When changing file types and opening .GIFs just got complicated/is not possible, that is called impractical. I feel so silly for hating the XP, because Bill Gates has now shown me that it could become much, much worse. I’m starting to miss the XP at this point.

    In conclusion: Windows 7 and Vista is the product of impractical and stupid ideas.

    Also, if anyone knows how to fix the “change file type” and the “.gif” problem I stated above, please reply. Thank you.

  32. Oh and btw, this blog entry is now in my Favorites tab.

  33. John,

    In that search box, just above the “start” button, I typed “file extensions” and it did pull me where I needed to go….

    Or you can get there by navigating Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>set associations

    Hope this helps…..and you’re not a noob, these shitheads have no clue what features people used. You can’t hear your customers when your head’s in your ass!

  34. Disregard the Vista thing, though. I only have friends’ experiences of Vista.

  35. Hilariously enough, the .gif images are now frozen, like if it were a .jpg image or likewise. Guess these shitheads need a reason for people to use their shitty browser, eh? I’ve honestly stopped being mad at this point and now I am laughing at Microsoft. These guys can’t design a computer for shit, but they sure know how to troll cheapskates/the poor.

  36. anyone who is saying win7 sucks is either scared of it or doesnt know how to use a PC. with that said, learn how to set WindowsXPsp3 paramiters for a program in question. furthermore, upgrade to Ultimate and use free WindowsXPmode. stop being cheap and buy a PC with Hardware Virtualization. and quit being such a bitch.lol all of you. RTFM

  37. RTFM??? – Rolling on the Floor Masturbating?

  38. “What sucked me in this time was how cheap the hardware was. I mean, we got two very powerful laptops and a pretty good printer for less than $1000.

    I’ve spent at least 30 hours dealing with issues, and I’m at least somewhat savvy…”

    Do you value your life at all? 30 hours at a professional rate of say $75/hour is $2250, and you’re *still* not happy with your computer… Just buy a fucking mac and be done with it. Seriously, it’s not a hard equation.

  39. On a whim I decided to Google “Windows 7 sucks” and happened upon this site. Now I didn’t Google the phrase because I think Windows 7 sucks, in fact I think it’s quite a fine operating system. I’ve been using PC’s since the C64 and my experience with Windows 7 far surpasses anything that has come before. After reading this ‘blog’ I have learned one thing; whoever invented blogging should be beaten and stabbed. It is the single most prevalent form of misinformation available on the Internet today because any old Joe with the slightest bit of writing ability can spread their ‘infinite wisdom’ about topics they truly know very little about which many will mistakenly perceive as fact.

    Here are a few pointers to consider in your future endeavors:

    1. Pay bottom dollar then expect a less than stellar end user experience.

    2. Buy OEM with preconfigured software packages then don’t be surprised when the bloated and untested software interferes with your experience.

    3. Buy a Mac, pay the Apple tax, enjoy the limited options. Those limited options contribute to a more stable environment since there is less available to bloat the OS in the first place.

  40. Sounds like you’re cool with the fact that your PC responds to a ping, Super-genius. Can I publish your IP address, so every kid in asia with a 286 can hack you?

  41. I know PC’s quite well and as such mine does far more than ‘respond to a ping’. I just find it rather ridiculous that while the rest of the world responds positively to Windows 7, you’re the one person who doesn’t. If you can read as well as you write, I’m sure you can find the solutions and explanations to your problems with Windows 7 before knocking it down. You’ll see it’s a far step ahead of the Windows 98 you were probably running before and as such will have a learning curve. I’m guessing you have already discovered that it’s Microsoft greatest achievement yet as operating systems go but you’re too proud to admit it. Good day then.

  42. The only thing obvious to me is that you’re not real big on reading. People’s personal computers responding to a ping is a simple exploitation tool that PC’s began blocking more than a decade ago. My windows ME computer wouldn’t respond, my Vista PC wouldn’t respond – Windows 7? guess what?? responds to the most primitive of hacking tools. And don’t think I haven’t searched for a fix. Please feel free to post a link to a procedure that actually works.

    I’m the only person who thinks Windows 7 sucks???? News flash: that exact phrase “windows 7 sucks” returns 495,000 google results.

    You gotta get out more.

  43. “whoever invented blogging should be beaten and stabbed. It is the single most prevalent form of misinformation available on the Internet today because blah blab blah same “critic”/user-shaming technique used in Windows Vista and 7 commercials blah blah hamburger and fries blah blah I’m right and you guys are all cavemen blah blah…”

    Despite everything that you, as an “expert”, might say, this is still Mark’s -a customer’s- experience. He’s simply exercising his First Amendment Right just like you, the cozy shill. If you’re such an “expert”, then why don’t you stop bitching like the ugliest dude on prom night and actually display your so-called “wisdom” by posting up solutions for his problems? Also, do you know how to fix the changing file type thing for every file BESIDES pictures (I know how to do that now)?

    “Pay bottom dollar then expect a less than stellar end user experience.”
    So, O Irate One, the solution to all our problems is to give Microsoft MORE money? Classy.

    “…while the rest of the world responds positively to Windows 7, you’re the one person who doesn’t.”

    Who? The “Happy Users” in your commercials? LOL, we’ll never know.

    “You’ll see it’s a far step ahead of the Windows 98 you were probably running before and as such will have a learning curve.”

    As this person is not telling you, “learning curve” = “complicated and time consuming”. Remember kids, the first thing that “Sophisticated New N’ Better Technology That Future People Will Prefer” will have is the fact that everything will be unnecessarily complicated! Oh Joy! Now I can’t even use a normal picture viewer to view .GIFs! Now I can’t even change file types with a simple Right Click>>>Rename! Everything good that I had in the XP is now declared “obsolete”! Yi-pee!

    “I’m guessing you have already discovered that it’s Microsoft greatest achievement yet as operating systems go but you’re too proud to admit it.”

    You know Mr. Shill, in the time that you took to type out that (what, about 2 posts in paragraph form?) Ad Hominem response, (you know, things like “You’re just an Average Joe who doesn’t know shit, so shut up”, “You’re too proud to admit that Windows 7 is the Second Coming” and “You’re just a pretentious Mac fanboi”, etc.) you COULD have reported our complaints to your boss and convinced “The Boss” to get the tech team stat on fixing stuff or at least making patches for people who want the simple features of XP back without being outdated. (such as letting us play .GIFs NORMALLY like on XP, being able to change file types with a rename and according to some guy on Yahoo! Answers (see, we’re not the only ones), not having to do double the work while scanning pics. (Link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100308152208AAILUcY )

    Oh, but of course: Then “The suckers will start EXPECTING us to fix shit. Who do they think they are, thinking that a company is responsible for any screw ups that the company makes? How DARE they feel that sense of entitlement? We’re the company, we don’t need to do shit as long as we spend millions on ads! Those are the rules, dunderheads!”

  44. Follow up: Now my MS Word doesn’t work. I can view documents, but I can’t type shit or cut/copy parts of the document. Ha. Ha. Thank god for Wordpad, at least they didn’t take that from us. But honestly, I feel like I’m the squished person moving all the way towards the Window for the guy who has about 8 inches of empty seat next to him.

    Also, Windows Media Player does not work. Thank God for VLC Media Player. I, “Goofus”, have finally learned my lesson when it comes to Windows. I just hope I can afford something else.

    If you can reformat, Windows XP isn’t so bad. So for people thinking about 7, I’d say the XP is a lot less likely to give you a stroke/heart attack.

    Wait, I forgot to add one thing though: Isn’t “Advanced Technology” supposed to make the function EASIER, rather than complicated/not possible? I don’t get why 7 is so much better than XP then.

  45. Sorry about the posting delay, John. I was away from a computer almost all day.

    The problem your having with Word might be related to the expiration of the trial period. Once it expires, it won’t let you copy, paste and save.

    I was running Office 97 for a while, but W7 insisted on opening everything in 2007. I’m running Openoffice now (free from Sun Microsytems). I don’t like the charting as much, but it’s good enough for now.

    I’m looking into having a friend of a friend install a dual boot with Ubuntu.

  46. “The problem your having with Word might be related to the expiration of the trial period. Once it expires, it won’t let you copy, paste and save.”

    That’s the other problem – after you BUY the computer with the pre-installed shit, they expect you to pay for stuff that was free before? WTF? Bill Gates isn’t that broke.

    Oh, and if you google windows 7 sucks and scroll down to the Yahoo! Answers result, the link I posted (about the guy and the scanner) is magically gone. I also find it hilarious that your blog is now at the way bottom. Here’s a screenshot as of now:

    http://i39.tinypic.com/e98014.jpg

    You’ll notice that the Yahoo! Answers results no longer show the guy who had problems with his scanner. I also clicked on “more results” and he’s not there either. My guess is, he was moved all the way back. Away from “the public eyes”. This is really scary.

    More results screenshot: http://i42.tinypic.com/xp547l.jpg

    I don’t get it at all. Windows makes this whole big campaign on changing their image and shaming their critics, but instead, they make Google hide their problems? I’ve seen some of them answering questions (don’t know if the problems were fixed), but did they just give up on that now and decide to fling doo doo instead? I don’t get it, all they have to do to shut us whiners up is to release a patch or something. :(

    Also, does anyone know how to uninstall Windows Media Player?

  47. I like some aspects of the 7 though, I must admit. Like they have new pre-installed games and I like the fact that I can still use DosBox, etc.

  48. Hey Man, wanting to go to Linux and actually going to linux aren’t that different of things. Just google multiboot linux

  49. Sean,
    You’re right, and that’s just what I’m gonna do soon. The last time I tried to install linux was years ago, and my Sony computer wouldn’t take it (apparently I wasn’t the only one who had this problem).

    If you, or anyone else has successfully completed a dual boot system with Windows 7, please post a link to help the rest of us….There’s tons and tons of google results, as you said.

    Thanks

  50. One way that almost always works, but often with unintended consequences is to run “regedit” from the search window, then search “windows media” and delete all the keys associated with the program, then change the file name on the executable.

    Keep in mind, this is the “nuclear option”. Make sure you back up the registry before you start. I’d search for a better method first….

  51. Your a moron if you cant even share files on windows machine. Please stop using a PC cause your obviously not smart enough to figure it out and dont even think about going to linux. The reason your getting a blue screen from the cannon scanner is probably because you bought it when you first got windows 98. Stop being cheap and go buy something that is less than 10 years old. You seriously cant find task manager???? It’s in the same place since windows XP!! Right click the task bar and BAM there it is, if you didn’t even know then you have no credibility to write anything on Microsoft Windows.

  52. You Bill Gates cock slurpers really ought to learn to read…….

    But hey, this is your life retard. Just keep telling everyone that anyone who complains about your shitty products is stooopid. Great marketing!!!!!

    I’m just wondering, do you guys actually think you’re pulling it off?
    Really, I want to know exactly how dumb you nit-wits are….

  53. One more thing, toolbag.

    Your IP address says your in my neck of the woods, so why don’t you come show the world what a super-genius you are. I’ll video your computer savvy and upload it to youtube…..

    …so we’ll title it either “Genius shows up “Windows 7 sucks ass” writer” or “Know-it-all jerk-off is forced to admit that Windows 7 Sucks Ass”

    It’ll be fun, whaddya say?

  54. I cannot, in words, describe how frustrating, and angry I get when I use this POS OS. I loved Win98. Windows 7 is complete garbage, and is causing me more headache and trouble than Win98 ever did, even though Win98 was unstable. I get the same degree of instability with Windows 7 due to 64bit driver issues, paged pool memory issues, program incompatibility, and UI glitches.

    Add to the compatibility issues, the irritating UI changes and the complete removal of key features I rely on daily. Microsoft has lost me as a customer, permanently. The refusal to acknowledge users feedback, and modify the OS to include older features, but instead force users to rely on 3rd party software.

    I paid full price for an OS, that requires me to use several 3rd party programs to do what was built into previous versions, some of which required purchasing. I had to spend extra money with 3rd party developers, on what I consider an unfinished OS, just to bring it up to par with the previous versions. Way to go Microsoft.

    Windows 7 most certainly does Suck Ass, in a big way.

  55. Windows 7 still have registry. Seriously what is that registry thing. Deelte some random number then your computer starting to criple. How to make 7 better, I think MS should give it at free price.

  56. I love the parting shot at Mac users. So refreshing to hear someone criticize Windows without a mac agenda, and then tell the mac users to stay clear of the forum for “smart people.”

  57. Thanks. This was my personal rant, and I didn’t have an agenda; it was me venting my frustrations. I don’t write about computers or technology and this was some of the sloppiest writing I’ve published. I just wanted to share my frustration. I remember thinking it might be interpreted as pro-Mac propaganda, so I made sure I took a swipe at them. Macs are grossly over-priced, IMO.

    Not in a million years did I expect that this would become my most commented on post.

  58. window 7 sucks if we went to court I swear to god” we would win I would never make this up or trash talk window 7″ I wanted so’ so’ bad for window 7 to be a winner I could spell it all out for you but the author of this blog well lets just say “I all most cried I now know I’m no longer alone someone else feels my pain I want to kick Bill Gates” in the fucking nuts the white button in the corner and the trouble shooting tool fuck you it maybe helped me once if you upload the wrong program your all done XP just tells you no” window 7 lets it happen . if you like window 7 I wish you luck but unless they send some updates with patches that fix window 7 sooner or later you will join the window 7 haters god speed

  59. Thanks Roy! I feel your pain bro.

    In all honesty, my system seems to be stabilizing. My printer prints more often than not now (that wasn’t the case two months ago), but for a giant company to release a product with so many bugs and so many compatibility problems was disgraceful. Even worse, they’d rather engage in propaganda than fix their methods.

  60. I had Microsoft on the phone they gave me 8months free support :) how special of them” I spent (8)hours on the phone with them I felt sorry for the tech because he really did try to help me he him self could not understand why all these weird problems were coming up I got all new hardware so I was up to date and window 7 ready” I even took my PC to the Geek Squad they just shook there heads and said there is nothing they can do they did not even charge me a cent the tech said window 7 sucks I did 15 clean installs read all the forums I really tried hard I finally gave up and went back to window xp I just needed a break” with window 7 I was even afraid to shut off my computer with window 7 I was afraid too I was afraid it would say it can’t read the memory image sure it will ask you do you want to restore to a different time* and every-time in my case it would say it could not find any restore points even thou I made sure to set that up. I’m a fighter what really broke me was last weekend I had all my software working busted my ass some of it was custom fixes I’m a song writer so I have lots of music software I was so proud of my self it was all working even my old hp laser jet 1012 printer wow huh” guess what happened the Microsoft kiss of death there Dam updates I should have known better DAM” DAM” I should have shut them off at that point” dude I almost smashed my computer all that effort I just sat there staring at that fucking blue screen it should just say in big fat letters your fucking screwed dumb ass. but instead contact your vendor for support or restart if this was your first time seeing the blue screen just so you can see that blue wtf screen again My girl friend came into my office and said come on honey it will be okay she made me a drink jack on the rocks so like vista window 7 is up on the shelf collecting dust I will wait a few months and if they don’t fix window 7 I will report them to the better business bureau also I will write many letters and make a film that will prove my claims that they are crooks I will take them through the whole window 7 experience soon xp and vista will no longer be able to get updates that is when the real truth will come out and when the new windows will be out see that I think was there plan god they make so much money why can’t people see what crooks they are nothing but total fraud criminals you know what this would be a block buster movie no bullshit I would rent that flick you know the first seen would be at best buy ringing you up what ultimate O he is happy a new toy :)peace

  61. Why not give Ubuntu a go on your lappies? In case you don’t know what Ubuntu is…it’s a free (as in beer and speech) Linux based OS. That’s right Mr. “Stingy McCheaperson”, I said free. BTW, I have used it for the past 2 years and I am very happy with the results. You can find out more about Ubuntu here:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/

  62. After 2 weeks with windows 7…I am getting rid of it and kissing my $130 out the window.
    I have a new laptop….which I used for like 3 days….that had pre-installed windows 7…and I’ll have to change that too.

    NOTHING WORKS CORRECTLY!!!!!!

    Your blog is right on the money. and I’ll add
    1) if you have more than 20 videos in one file….expect the “thumbnail view” to take like hours ….and more likely…not all will even show after that.
    Microcrap will give you a bunch of BS about you don’t have codecs and blah blah blah….but really they don’t know what the fuck they are doing.

    2) Windows DVD make doesn’t work….don’t waste your time.
    3) Windows media player SUCKS beyond belief. some things I play (on either computer running windows 7) skip…that never skipped before….the library manager doesn’t work,…..the list goes on and on.

    this was all I could think of wjile writing, but If I were to list all the things I have discovered suck or simply don’t work…I’d be writing a novel.

  63. Aside from huge performance issues (i7 860, 4 gb, 5780 vid) extremely poorly laid out interfaces (left side to expand, then right side to expand, etc etc) and those diot fk commercials about how easy win7 is for the moron crowd – I just changed 1 performance parameter and there is no safe boot to change it back, auto recovery is a useless dog, restore failed, and continuous bsd forced re-install.

    I was hoping at the same time due to ms win7 dmbfk technologies underscan issues I would get a full display screen this time (i paid for a Samsung 46″ screen – i dont want 1″ black borders all the way around and a compressed out of phase display) – no such luck, win7 is fkd.

    Since I got vista with the upgrade to win7 option and I did not re-install vista at the same time (this is really really fknstupid) I can not activate my win 7. Appparently, and there is no guarantee that it will activate even if I do re-install vista 1st.

    Anyone that says win7 is better know sht about pc’s

  64. [...] of how ZH’s blogging software works.  This is the most fun I’ve had writing since that tool from Microsoft showed up here.  I always enjoy a smackdown argument (this is known) but the way le douche morphs his/her [...]

  65. I bought a dell with win 7 32 bit why when I can run 64 bit?????
    Dells OEM OS was full of crap and had no 64 bit option. Then the viruses addware spyware microcrap tracking you started. Now the big crash not once twice, couldn’t get my printer working either. I had enough moved to linux Mint and I will never go back, everything works, I can print again. I have no AV don’t need one so much software all free. My laptop shuts down in 3 seconds everyone is in shock when they see how good it is. Google is all over linux and they have more cash then gates.In 10 years the only ones not using linux will be the unemployed.

  66. I just bought a Compaq with Windows 7 installed on it. I owned an HP Media Center prior to this, and all I can say is I hope Bill Gates rots in hell. I really don’t feel like the human should have to contort to technology. There is no reason the basic features have to me “upgraded” to the point of spending two hours trying to find the fucking button to do something when in the last version it took a nanosecond. I am an artist and have basic needs for a computer. I need to resize images, burn cd’s of my artwork (porfolios are all submitted on a CD or digitally now) and draft letters, do labels. Nothing is the same in this new version. Things default to stupid things like double spacing on letters. It took me an hour and a half to find the right place to change that assinine feature and I had to go line by line to change it so it was formatted like a regular letter. I ask you, for the 2 people who perhaps want double spacing on a letter (not how we do letters in America, assholes!), could they not hit the return button twice? Why do the rest of us have to go in and remove some dipshit feature that is useless and annoying. I hate this program and I hate the assumptions it makes. Who ever designed it clearly has never had to function in real life, they live in a cube somewhere and design ways to torture the rest of us. I don’t want to have to constantly relearn useless things like mailing list programs. It should be a no-brainer. They just moved a bunch of crap around and made it harder to find and they call it an upgrade. It is also slower than dial-up although this computer has twice the memory as my last computer. It is a flaming piece of shit and I am so sorry I bought it.

  67. Nice to see all the rants although I think they’re a bit over the top. I’m not a W7 hater although I only have one netbook with Windows 7 (my wife uses it). For the rest I have an iMac, a PC with Ubuntu, a laptop with the same and an iPad. Most of the issues described here can be solved by using Wy “Godmode”. Try http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html. Oh, and I’m not the “turn my toaster into a hadron supercolider” type, just someone with 22 years of computer experience. There’s lots to hate about OSX and iOS too, especially Apple’s North Korean software distribution model.

    Btw, I have never tried the “CTRL/SHIFT/ESCAPE” combo! It’s awesome!

  68. Haha, yes! I think that was the best thing I got out of all this too!

    It was great to provide a place for people to rant. My W7 experience has gotten better, but the hours I had to put in tinkering with it – Arrrghhhh!

  69. to say win 7 and ms “sucks” is %&^%*%& (sorry) i cant express how ngry i am with ms atm having spent 7 days trying to get win 7 to run properly and when i think i got it and want to play a song on %*^%&*^%^& wmp12 ^&*k ^&^k&^g %^&t it started scanning my hard drives like a cia agent looking for russian heritage 500000000000 generations ago.
    So i tried dissableing wmp12. sucess wmp is no longer on my win 7 installation. Yipiee you may think,but hold on let me not ruin your rants (and mine) about ms/win7 its not the media player thats to blame,its the gdamn os and with over a 1000gb of data to search through it is going to be scanning my drives vigoursly for days if not a week or more. I want to kill ms!!!! good job im not in usa i think id be in redmond in the morning with an usi.
    why oh fv(king why did i not buy a mac.
    Any one know where i can get hold of a copy of stutnex to modify???? im so %&*^^ %&*^^^ %^&*ed you can not %^&*ng believe.
    I dont take drugs but attm i feel like getting loaded on angel dust and doing a rambo at ms hq.

    There rant over,maybe in few miniutes after this i will have calmed down.

  70. LOL i love this form hey w7 sucks so bad i d be better off with a wii and the internt channel than tring to restart IE every 5 mins.
    My lil bro got a windows 7 (hes 16) i tried it i thought “this this shit man id rather instull linux on on wii or something it would be 100 time easier than find out all the shit they took out of w7 shity os its just a retry of vista.

  71. Ohh AND WINDOWS & SUCK

  72. Mark,
    So true, Microsoft and there assclown designers obviuosly think just like a politician , you will assimilate into the gates borg ! It is after all good for all the pod people. Excellent smithers.Seriously give me my task bar back bitch! Please do not go over to the dark side into the MAC world, you would soon find your self listening to shinny happy people holding hands woundering why all you crave is the comfort of crayons.
    You actually made me laugh out loud, that is some funny stuff , Colin

  73. Thanks, Colin.

    I see you’re from greenearthtech.org ; It’s good to see somebody working on solutions. I hate how we’re contaminating the planet because we’re too lazy to salvage stuff. Keep up the important work!

  74. I miss the old days. Windows 98 : Yes Please. Windows 2000 : Much better. Windows XP? Don’t really like you but I guess you are alright. Windows Millenium… What the fuck is this shit?? Windows Vista: Seriously guys, just cause Apple likes to rape their consumers every year with a new update doesn’t mean you have to. Windows 7: I’d rather use OS2/Warp. There I said. Fuck this rubbish.

  75. Oh my gawd. W7 can’t find it’s own a$$ with both hands.
    What a waste.

  76. I am convinced that the only reason any of us fools are using Windoze is that MACS are way too expensive………….WIN7 is very pretty to look at but then so is a nicely wrapped piece of dog poop………MS is just plain irritating, but they do have more money than god.

  77. @Ted Who said EVERYONE was using Windows? I’m using neither Windows nor Mac. Why not give Linux a go? Ubuntu or Mint are by far the easiest distributions to start out on. You can check them out here:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/

    http://www.linuxmint.com/

    Good luck with whatever you choose. :)

  78. I know it’s been a year and a half, but shame on M$haft for sending their shill Kringle to talk you down. It was truly entertaining that you pointed out his IP from MSoft and he gives you no response.

    To his BS that you could have solved the problem in the time you took to respond to his trolling I say BULL BULL BULL. I with I could have back all of the time I’ve wasted in life trying to fix crap from Windows. Thankfully I’ve also kept Macs on my desk since 1995 to get work done. The Windoze boxes have been costly toys b/c they’ve cost more time than the productivity that has come out of them. Now I just keep Windows on Parallels or VMWare on an Intel Mac, but rarely launch Win anymore except for the occasional piece of software that isn’t written on Mac. It’s incredible when you run Win software how clunky and POS-looking it is. Wow. But then again, there are people that think a Chevy is a refined automobile. To each his own.

  79. I couldn’t believe it, myself. I did nothing to promote this article (in fact, I’m embarrassed of it), I was just blowing off steam. If only their tech support responded that quickly….

  80. Why couldn’t I read your blog before I went out and bought a PC with W7? Well, I know why; my computer blew up before I had a chance to. It would’ve cost more to repair the old one than to buy a new one, so I looked to save money. And this is what I get for not opting for a Mac; a machine that refuses to install any of my favorite devices and programs. A pure pile of useless garbage (unless I want to shop around for new peripherals, etc.).
    So much for “saving money.”

  81. get a mac and be done with all this non sense. i did. pc user for 15 years, 5 years with one macbook. you hate it for 3 months, then you realize how much more relax your life is not having to think about your computer OS. I have forgotten so much shit, it’s made room to learn new things, like trading :)

  82. I am amazed microsucks hasn’t been sued into bankruptcy. Stop releasing garbage operating systems and fix your junk!
    I HATE MICROSOFT!!! Had I known they would continue to get worse, I would have never gone into information technology.
    Why have we come to accept “reboot your computer to fix your problem” as a viable fix?
    Everyone from supervisor to the CEO should be fired and flogged. I don’t care witch one comes first but I would gladly purchase a ticket to the floggings!

  83. I HATE IT SO MUCH!! SWITCHING TO WINDOWS 7 IS LIKE BEING FORCED TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR SOLEMATE AND MARRY SOMEONE YOU HATE! i put it off so long and i hate it so so much

  84. Well I can’t say that I’m all that surprised. I’ve been using Linux Mint for about two years now and am about to go on to my third distribution of this WONDERFUL OS!!! It took about 6 months to really feel comfortable with it and it wasn’t until I finally scrapped Windows all together and jumped into Linux without a net, that I really got more comfortable with it…

    Alas, a few days ago I bought a cheap little netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it. Holy Crap does this suck HARD!!!

    I freakin’ HATE Windows!!! The ONLY reason I got it is because I have about 40 tracks of original music that are unfinished and were created in “Sony Acid” which does not work on Linux. I’ve tried using windows emulators but they usually end up being resource hogs so I thought, “I’ll just get a netbook with Windows so I can finish My tracks…”

    Well this sucks! I think I would be better off getting a bigger Desktop and dedicating more space to “Virtual box.”

    Long story short, Screw Windows!!! Don’t become an arrogant smug Mac-douche!!! Save your money (recycle a perfectly good old machine) and get one of HUNDREDS of Linux distributions. Over the last five years they have made a HUGE amount of progress in making their distributions more user friendly to those people that don’t really remember having to learn MS DOS

    Ubuntu has been the most popular but they’ve made a lot of changes recently to make them too much like Windows and not a lot of people are very happy. My personal favorite is Linux Mint… It’s sleek, user friendly and has TONS of on-line support.

    Good luck with everything. And if You see Bill… hock one at him for me too ;)

    -C

  85. Thanks for the info, James.

    I have loaded Ubuntu, but I have issues with it. Most notably problems playing video. It sucks about your music. Sony has been very smart with their software: it’s good and it doesn’t transfer well to other PCs. My Sony is over ten years old now and still runs well. But I swore them off for this:

    When I got the Sony laptop the C drive partition was small and the D drive huge (I didn’t know this), so as I installed software, I put it on the C drive. It filled up and the crashed the hard drive. I was savvy enough to get it to DOS and delete files to get it to start again. But when I did, I got a “SMART” drive error that said “failure eminent…yada yada…” (a message that would have been useful BEFORE the crash!!!!).

    Anyway, with the hard drive cleaned up, I just wanted the error message to go away, so I called Sony and explained my situation.

    They said “We will fix any problem with the hard drive for a flat $350 fee.”

    I said “Perhaps you didn’t understand me, there is no problem with the hard drive now, I just want to know how to make the error message go away.”

    They said, “It will cost $350 to make that error message go away.”

    I said, “Really? Let me ask you something, do you think I will ever buy another Sony?”

    I was and am seriously pissed at Sony over that. I haven’t bought anything else from them, but I have to say, Sony almost made windows bearable. By far the best Windows PC I’ve had. Too bad they don’t know how to treat customers.

    Good luck getting your tunes back!

  86. I found your site by “accident” :) – I seem to like Googling random searches which involve MS sucking on level or another.

    I was reading through your comments and must say that “I like your style”. I will read them all eventually and get caught up before I throw in my 2 cents worth; and I may just have a roll of pennies at my disposal. ;)

    I have worked on and with MS products for about 14 years now as a support specialist (gotta love job titles). I have taken MS “solutions” and have had to re-work them in order to find the right way to “get it done”. My experiences with MS include technicians on the phone and side by side, the arrangement of a “‘meeting” between an Open Source solution provider for impoverished schools and the regional director for South West Africa (that was when I found out it has nothing to do with “the kids”) and a golf tournament invitation from MS to which I proudly wore my “I Do Linux” T-shirt :D

    I now run Ubuntu after dropping MS completely about 2 1/2 years ago (save the work machine – why won’t people learn to save in “backwards compatible mode”?) and have had some issues which has sent me searching for a solution, but overall, with the right software and codecs, everything is soooooooo much better than any MS offering. I would say (and I have training experience), that if one were to take a person which has never seen a computer (zero predisposition towards any offering), and sit them down inf front of an Ubuntu box and a MS box – the Ubuntu is easier to learn – and I would even go one step further and have them install the OS also (with a box which just works for both of course).

    What I have found is that it is lack of support from vendors which may (or may not) have been strong-armed by MS OEM agreements which tends to leave things “lacking” – such as driver support of software and document proprietary formats.

    So I shall really jump in eventually but I shall read through the comments first.

    Consider this a HI, for I too ponder many things and may have a “less-than-great brain”. :)

  87. The obvious programmed responses of the trolls in the comments, is an indication of some far deeper programming, which simply allows shyte like MS offerings to be “accepted” as the “latest and greatest”.

    The argument that “everyone else” is so enjoying their experience with Windblows 7 is simply false on many levels and followed faithfully with the singling out of Mark”s experience as “odd”. Firstly it is an assumption about how others “feel”, then there is the fact that Windblows truly is an inferior product (I will get to that) but just because “everyone” BELIEVES that it is “great” – DOES IT MAKE IT SO. The name Columbus comes to mind along with the “truth” of the time which “everyone” believed – The World is Flat – hmmm did it really make it true?

    So now that the trolls have been addressed, let’s get to it – Why does Windblows suck? May have to address one thing at a time as there are many things about it which suck but the following is a root problem.

    Firstly let us look at the sheer size of Windblows 7 code – look at the amount of running processes from a fresh install which seem to be required, in order for this OS to work. If you have not discovered this tool yet – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653 – get it – this is a task manager plus for Windblows. This tool gives you a lot more information on what is really running on your system along with the hooks to other files.

    Now why so much code? Hmmmmm – the evolution (or should I say devolution) of programming comes to mind. I know there are a lot of people out there which claim to be programmers but in essence they are merely “assemblers”, for you see, code these days is mostly pre-written into “modules”; these modules are then assembled into software “packages” (the finished product). So calling oneself a programmer these days (for the majority) is like towing your trailer onto a plot of land and calling yourself a “home builder” or maybe towing in many trailers to become a “community developer” (would depend on your need for fuzzy delusions). :P

    Another reason all software seems to suck these days is a “ship it” attitude (usually from the marketing department) – and this you can relate to “economics”. There have always been a small bug and fix here and there, which was found and fixed later with an update or a BIOS upgrade (hardware also needs updates to talk to the OS and itself). This small fix later became an attitude which has been greatly exaggerated over the years as the rush to get the product out the door in order to effect sales and profit for shareholders has completely taken over any inkling of “quality” – not to mention the fame associated with “innovation” (a laughable concept as some oooooh and ahhhhh over innovative cup holders or widgets – iphone anyone? only $500, line up here). The above example of the code can also be related to this, as assembling modules is far less expensive than hiring actual “coders” to design a low resource capable OS.

    OK – I will start with that – wait – one more thing, hold on, let me get it out.

    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT :P – but I wouldn’t even do you with Bill’s dick.
    There – the profanity is out, now I too can fit in. :D

    And I use Microsoft instead of Bill Gates because Microsoft being the “person” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_personhood) which it is, should get the direct blame. But that is another topic ;)

    As far as MAC goes – they sold out – now they are a PC with a different OS – MAC used to mean it had superior hardware – Intel MAC is not a MAC.

  88. Thanks for the info Syllamo, and thanks for reading through the comments too.

    As you can see, I’m not a “techie” blogger, a computer is a tool to me, kind of like a chainsaw. I really don’t care how it works. Although I have some idea about how chainsaws work, I don’t own a chainsaw so I have something else to tinker with. I own it so I can get done what I need to, when I need to get it done. Any time spent dicking around with the saw itself is angry time for me.

    I have accumulated months, if not years of angry time with Microsoft.

    That concept (that people hate wasting time fixing their tools) has completely escaped Microsoft, with their never-ending updates, patches, fixes etc. And worse yet these “improvements” seem to cause more problems than they solve. Quite by accident, I wound up being patient zero for Windows 7. No doubt they shipped before it was even close to ready. And even though my experience has “stabilized”, I don’t get back all the hours I spent ripping out my hair, do I?

    The points you make about how many proccesses etc running at any given time is well taken, too. MS has done a horrible job managing the hardware resources of the machine, letting anybody make changes to the registry…so your system gets slower and slower until you just can’t take it anymore.

    Driving new sales by frustrating your existing customers? That business model should end well…..

  89. Thanks for the reply Mark – I for one want to know how my chainsaw works – or anything really that can cut off any part of my body “accidentally” :)

    As far as the business model – it seems to have worked well for many years now. A model driven by acceptance and following; a model built upon consensus and the “norm”.

    This is how a model which is doomed to fail succeeds. Why use MS products? Because everyone else does – wouldn’t want to be left out of the loop. Conform and we shall all get along.

    MS knows that existing customers are not the end user from home – but rather the corporations and their users. They know that the home users are also corporate users at times and will blindly follow along because that is the normal thing to do and that they have to send in formats which is acceptable to all – hmmmm what formats are acceptable to all? stuff like .doc is what people think is acceptable but this merely tightens the grip.

    So shall we call it what it is? Ignorance is what allows that business model to flourish.

  90. I laugh at people who use Windows in volumes. You have to set up some sort of volume activation server which allows the clients to activate their copy of Windows under a corporate licensing scheme, and basically there are tools out there just to handle Microsoft’s activation system.

    So basically you waste valuable time and resources just sorting out volume activation.

    I wonder how many are still using Windows 2000 and earlier. ;)

    When I need a large amount of clients as business grows I would forget about Windows – too expensive and you do not get what you pay for.

  91. Windows 7 is the worst operating system i have ever seen in my life.
    it has 700 bugs
    it takes 7 times as much space
    there are 70 things going on at a time, and none of them user intitated, most you wont use or need.
    there are 17 things that existed in XP that were tossed out in 7, some users found those things more important than buterflies and flowers.
    there are 7 new holes perferating the system , that will be constantally fixed with 7 patches a month.
    It should reside on a 70G hard drive space, wheras XP could fit easily on ~10.
    It is no longer your computer, you will not control it, Microsoft 7 will.
    There are 7 of folders your not allowed to access.
    After you do 70 hacks to gain control of the MS computer (not yours anymore) , every possible security and safety of the system will be WORSE (i can prove it) than any windows XP system. (gaining access destroys the purpose behind keeping you and others out).

    A thing called “trusted installer” has more power over your computer than YOU do. that means a virus that installs, will have more power than you.
    Most of the things were seeing behind the scenes with W7 we are classing as INSANE, as completly reversing what they were trying to acccomplish. It is a good try, but they have missed the mark , and made the user stupider to be able to use it. worst combination i can think of. Users who re-gain control end up making the system more vulnerable. It is almost as if there should have been 2 systems, a hackable secure one, and a locked down one for the less technical.

    Windows 7 is NOT , faster than XP, at all no way shape or form.
    I have XP on a spare drive, and W7 on a raid0 , on the SAME system.
    the W7 (64) has the ability to access (see abuse) 8Gig of ram, the XP only ~3
    Everything else is basically the same, and my XP that has been installed for 10 YEARS, beats the pants off of W7 in every way.
    It doesnt boot faster, even after optomisations and defragmentations, drivers are bigger and slower, programs are more beloted and dependant, things are cross sub-linked, they use the word hard-linked but that is not so, it is soft linked. everything has to go though more access, and more trips around the computer to get there.
    Windows open way slower, sure they use the GPU and accelerated and all, but poping open an arbitrary window takes more time not less.

    There are lots of “speed up a Benchmark” caching , and pre-read and tons of stuff stored to help you do ONE thing Over And OVER and Over again. So if you watch the same movie 7 times, view the same picture 7 times, listen to the same music 7 times, it can be literally 7 times faster. But if your like me, and Diversify your work, viewing and listening pleasures , if your not a machine or a benchmark, then it is not going to be an improvment. Its a computer for a machine, not a human.

    The 7 features (which put in 70 bugs) that are in windows 7 , Existed in freeware programs for XP before W7 came out , and those freeware hacks to Fake W7 features are 7 times smaller, faster, and better and more configurable, than the actual w7 implementations of them.

    To do anything to control or alter the system, you have to beat YOURSELF to death. every one of those sites that tell you HOW to fix W7 problems and customisations, fail to inform you how many flaws and differnces there can be and how Easily the system RETRACTS the files back, UNTIL you have basically destroyed everyting that makes it windows 7. It sounds easy at first, then your doing this to get to that, to gain this, to even do the adjustments they suggest (why do they use the words Simple when it takes 7 more steps than xp?)

    64Bit implementaions your seeing are nothing more than minor adjustements to the crap that has already been around, very few drivers or software has been RE_WRITTEN for 64 bit operation, but merly fudges with-in the 64bit system, or is running compatable. including most of the OS itself. (side note Intel PentII processors had aspects that were 64bit capable :-)

    Let me repeat, EVERYTHING you have heard about w7 from the web has a Major flaw.

    Virtual XP LOL what a joke, sure you can run some old stuff in it, but there is no grafics support, it is all emulation. Example, you cant even watch a Normal sized movie in a Virtualised XP (to slow), and there is bit a few games that are JUNK enough to work in virtual XP.
    Anyone who told you that VIRTUALISING (not compatability) xp in win7 is worth even downloading LIED. it is 10 times faster to boot to a XP partition and just use any stuff that wont work in W7 that way.

    Compatability using XP mode Works great for a large percentage of the old programs, even if you didnt chose compatable mode, W7 will chose it for you.
    They were basically correct that many older DRIVERS will work with w7 (we will forget about it takeing 17 steps to install the old ones so they work correct).
    They were 100% correct about it being able to run most older 32bit programs, but any 16bit programs will no, no how, no way, there is no longer any backwards compatability back that far. (again the emulation junk is a waste of bandwith)

    Older games that i tried to run Choked in windows7 , they got about 1/2 the normal frame rates. Any newer games run fine, even though the system is Processing Huge quantities of work in the background much of the time. (check the resource monitor when your doing something)

    The search is a ghasty replacment of the Xp search, if you think the Dog was bad, meet the bulldog. I can show you many examples where it would not show files that i had put on my drive. You cannot tell it what to do anymore, there are very limited options.
    I used a program called “lookdisk” (old piece of freeware junk) and Not-Indexed it took 1/10th the time to search the entire computer. I fully allowed and completed indexing (this time) and it is still a waste of processing and disk effort.
    I have fully demonstrated most of these things to my friends , just to prove that i am not talking out my butt.

    I could go on for 2 more weeks, because that is how long it took me to stabalise and PERFECT a windows 7 system, something that takes about 3 days with XP.
    I run them Both now, and have a handle on the Mentally disturbed interface in 7, and the workaround, and the problems, but my XP boot is the best one still.

    anyone who LIES and tells you that XP is an aged 10 year old system , Forgets that 10years ago it was not so great, and has been UPDATED , PATCHED and FIXED for many years. Windows 7 at LEAST is going to need that before it should be concidered as a worthwile opponent to XP.

    WIZARDS, did you hate wizards before? where you get one stupid question at a time, and it takes 7 times as long to configure everything?
    well W7 is all one Big Wizzard, it steps you through everything the slow way, so slow a 4year old who has never seen an operating system could do it.
    And everything in the whole system is like that. You got a Leapfrog :-) computer not a serious workstation.

    IF there is anyway you can Avoid windows 7 do so now. I never thought i would say this but XP is great, because todays advancements are BELOTION, Poor Programming, Belotion again, and FLUFF, and Poof , and lies.

    If reinstall is the way you fix problems on a computer
    If you think VIsta was usable (it is just more of that)
    If letting somone else destroy your computer for you , is how you work
    If being locked out of your own system is a good thing
    If you need to be protected from yourself
    If you love windows Own programs, and will not install anything else
    If you love CORPORATE approved software
    then winders 7 is the way, otherwise RUN

    W7 is Gay, and it has nothing to do with its sexual identity.

    Side Facts: it takes windows now about 300megs of data to change 1 byte :-) Example, changing the clock for DTS and Greenwitch offset , that is changing only the 2 hour items . How hard would you have to work on a microprocessor that use up 300M to change a single byte :-) I think were Loosing it, not just Microsoft, things have gotten wackey.

  92. Two words: To Linux. I reccomend Ubuntu. Macs are great, but it are expensive. If you want a computer that just works that is cheap, Ubuntu is the best choice.

  93. actually the truth is windows 7 sucks and everybody i have talked to has said the same thing due to its random shutdowns and i have had hell with this thing. For barely a month and it started getting worse and worse randomly,it just freezes so i restart it and it takes 3 minutes just to start it and when i scan my computer it comes up saying “no” problems or viruses detected. Thats ridicolous how barley one month and it starts breaking down and when i go to school and use the computers with name brand of windows 7 we experience the same problem. So why dosent mac do this i mean their both computers right?. Im starting to get suspicious that windows 7 might be putting all this shit in here.

  94. Hey look, I’ve used Linux for about 16 years now, off and on at first, and now its all I use. I even got it up and running on both of my grammas computers who are 80 years old. They can check email write letters stories and such and play online games at pogo.com and watch shows on HULU. I NEVER have any problems. I will admit that I could bork the system in a heartbeat but I would have to do it deliberately and I would have to do it. I play Rift and World of Warcraft. I buy crap from Amazon and ebay where I also sell things, watch and upload videos to youtube, and if I had facebook account I could do that too. My aunt plays farmville on her Linux machine. It’s never hard. It works all the time. I use the google chrome web browser. I have google earth. All the bells and whistles. Sound video, and when I install the operating system it’s pretty much good to go as soon as it boots with the exception of my scanner which I still haven’t quite figured out how to use without sudo xsane. I must install java and flash as well. debian-multimeda.org and contrib from the repositories resolve this. Stable.

    Seriously, I didn’t pay anything for it. I can change it however I want, and to the dousche in the early posts. Are you serious? Linux is all about development. I have more development tools at my disposal for free and free of charge than anything anywhere in the world whenever I feel like it wherever I want.

    My personal preference is debian. I like ubuntu, but its kind of skewed and strange I like compiz. The legit firefox that comes with ubuntu is nice but theres work arounds for that too. Oh, and virii. Whats a virus? Oh yeah malicious software. I have to go find one deliberately or make one and start it as root. Otherwise it don’t happen.

    I like to go to websites that have that nightmare windows virus that gets you to install the antivirus crap thats actually a virus from my Linux box. All I have to do is kill my browser and restart it the browser, not the computer, and its gone forever no worries.

    If I got bored I could without software cost implement a webserver and host a website I create with a fully functional database that could be changed from a page I include in the site securely by users who would visit the site. This among any other thing I could ever possibly imagine and for free with the exception of internet connection fees.

    Oh yeah, there’s no registry, no active directory. It’s based on UNIX which has been around since 1969. If I want to change something in the computer or add software I have to login as a root user and implement changes. If I dont. I cant. Nothing else can change anything in the software except root, and only a user can be root. me. In a windows box software can have all the rights and permissions that a user could and windows is actually the root user making you a part of the system subject to its will not the other way around. It’s your computer, you’re not part of your computer, unless you use windows. And the Macs? They’re wonderful, albeit not as open to your will as Linux. They are without a doubt THE most badass hardware/software combinations that you can get your hands on as a package deal. I’m way to into doing my own thing and as such prefer to subject my will to the machines at my disposal at my discretion, so I use Linux. If you decide to use Linux and the software built around Linux, the only limits you have to freedom are you and the hardware you buy to put Linux on.

  95. Xebian,

    Thanks for the response (this thread just won’t die). I’ve loaded Ubuntu. I’ve had some problems getting flash to run in firefox, but the bigger problem I had, last time I ran it was sudden shutdowns (like it was overheating or something). I’ll have to investigate some more.

    There’s definitely a learning curve with Linux. I must admit, I haven’t invested the time to get up to speed, yet.

    Your point, that it’s well worth learning Linux isn’t lost on me. I will try Debian next. I really ought to pick up a linux book too. Anything you’d recommend?

  96. I cannot think of a book palatable to someone completely unfamiliar with Linux. My recommendation is to have another computer connected to the internet with windows on it, that isn’t totally fucked up yet, at the ready, and within typing distance; a netbook for example, and google any occurring issue you may have as you go along. That’s literally how I did it.

    I too have suffered inexplicable restarts with Ubuntu. It is a fact that Ubuntu is not a finished product and never will be. Ubuntu consists of upstream software intended for debian sid that is repackaged with different dependencies. The bugs are definitely not worked out of the software for Ubuntu as it is based on sid which, is unstable. Sid is Unstable. Albeit far more stable than windows could ever possibly be. It’s a little glitchy and quirky not devastatingly spend the rest of your life fuckin around with your computer unusably buggy.

    Debian and Ubuntu Mepis Mint and some others all use .deb installation files. .deb files are to be used with apt-get/dpkg–debian package manager. The .deb files are collections of software that contain a named app or library and the dependencies of that app and also a list of other software the software in the package needs to run. When you install a software in Linux it requires many different libraries and such to run. The best correlation would be .NET. Everything is like that in Linux and there’s supportive .NET software ad-infinum.

    The nice thing is debian. The thing about debian is apt/dpkg. Were you to type{ apt-get install sun-java6-jre }(yes type, you will be using a command prompt get used to the idea) it will execute the command to install that software and everything it depends on all in one whack. Its beautiful.

    The Ubuntu .deb files are different even though they are the same in a sense as those of the similar name in debian. Ubuntu packages the software differently such that they have different lists of dependencies and supportive software and its all repackaged from debian sid which is the upstream/incoming unstable not quite thoroughly tested yet, branch of debian.

    The upside to Ubuntu is the real firefox. Were you to install debian you would get iceweasel which is rebranded firefox. It’s exactly the same only named different. It’s got something to do with licensure and release of the mozilla (the company that makes firefox) source code. Debian is completely free. Not like gimme gimme free but free as in you can do to it whatever you want with it as long as it stays free. It is the complete ass backwards of copyright, deliberately to protect the open nature of the software that it will not become proprietary, so that it stays available, and well maintained.

    Bugs in Linux are corrected in a week or so as opposed to 2-3 months with windows. The reason for this is the 10,000 plus people all over the world who actually contribute their touches corrections and updates to any and all of the software as issues present themselves. The reason this can be done is the previously mentioned licensure that all open software is released under.

    In simple terms, Microsoft makes software for the purpose to make money. From the global Linux community comes software for the purpose of software. Its made by the people who make software and fuck around with computers because that’s what they’re going to do whether they get paid or not. Geeks for the purpose of being a geek. That is the entire and total complete flat out difference.

  97. Windows 7 is fucking horriable its freezes all the time and bsods and not to mention there ausome UPDATES! That fail all the time service pack fails to configure at 32% FUCK WINDOWS! Matter fact fuck you gates u fuking nerd i wish i could kick u right in ur pussy u peice of shit making me waist my money n time on ur shit box!

  98. It is here, more people are now using windows7 than using windows XP, a google search using “Allintext: Windows 7 Sucks” now brings up 187Million hits, Surpassing “Allintext: Windows XP Sucks” At only 169million hits. It is now official, in the first few years of windows 7 Microsoft has beat all its previous operating system. Way to go !

  99. I cannot believe i got a PC. It’s too much. WTF? I had macs for years, did not have money, and got an old mac and pc. Mac is ten years old – and works. Pc is five years old, new innards, craps on me all day.

  100. If you haven’t already, stop making excuses and grab a distro of Linux, then try it. Ubuntu, Debian, or Fedora…. It’s just like riding a bike. And it works. Updates take magnitudes less time, everything is open source (so of something breaks, the community can fix it), and it can do just about everything Windows can (using Wine, you can even run Windows executable binaries!). You can put it on a disk and run it like that too, no install required. Nike that shit! Just do it!

  101. No matter if some one searches for his essential thing, so he/she wishes to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.

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