A BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT WINDOWS 8
Do not read this if you do not care about computer operating systems, and if you don't, good for you.
I have been a loyal Microsoft user forever. FOREVER. I have stuck with Windows even when it was really, really bad (Hello, Vista!). I WANT Microsoft to make good software that I can use, I really do. But whoever decided that it would be a good idea to, basically, combine two operating systems, which look completely different, and which require two completely different sets of behaviors on the part of the user -- well, I hesitate to use the word "insane," because as a rule insane people are not paid for being insane, but -- this is UNBELIEVABLY annoying to those of us who actually have to use our actual computers to work, OK? I'm talking about people who have been using a keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for many years, and are fine with that. I'm talking about PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WORK ON A TABLET, WHICH IS A LOT OF US, OK, MICROSOFT?
Right now I would pay a person a fair amount of money to come to my house and return me to Windows 7, which was a fine operating system for me. Except I don't believe anybody can actually do that.
One last thing: I am writing this on a Mac.
Postscript for true nerds: Yes, I "upgraded' to Windows 8.1. That is what inspired this rant.