Monday, April 14, 2014
Windows XP served me well and in fact will be around for ages. I work for an outfit that has no upgrade plans and has a cross your fingers and pray policy when it comes to technology and planning for the future, and I'm sure there are a lot of other outfits that take the same approach.
Personally I'm moving on and moving ahead. It will be interesting to see what happens with the old legacy world Remember: adapt or die.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
So, back to tales of the upgrade, which for the most part is going extremely well. That's the good news. Considering I'm going to a new operating system, I expected things to go much worse, but then again I'm only going from Windows XP to Windows 7.
If Best Buy ever carried any in store inventory where I live I'd have bitten the bullet and gone to Windows 8.1, but that's a whole different post. Let me just say that it probably worked out better this way.
The only real major issues I've had during this process have been with Microsoft products. I've been able to install and upgrade all my other software with only a couple of little hiccups that were resolved quickly.
Not so with Microsoft, I couldn't even get Office 365 installed. Here's a product that they're touting as the future of their services and software and you can't even use it. Paying for something you can't use rubs me and, judging from the message boards at Microsoft, tens of thousands of others the wrong way.
It's these experiences that we the paying user remember. If it ain't broke don't break it and if it is, fix it! It's that simple. Too bad Microsoft will never understand this.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
During my initial program setup (downloading and installing) of things I like to use, such as iTunes, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I noticed how much more aggressive malware and spyware have become with their malicious targeting scams and decided rather than waste time with these threats that get around virus checker I'd add some extra protection.
I went with SpyHunter 4 (I know the screenshot shows version 3) and have been very pleased with them so far and amazed at what the software caught, removed, and blocks. I'm using the paid version, not some freeware that has little vested interest in my protect. This review details the software in some detail.
Compute safely folks, and remember, have fun.... Life's short.