No reason to switch to MACS just because of Microsoft
Guys - Please dont sell MACS just because of Microsoft's poor attitude, I love MACS too, and work with them at a design outfit, as well as with PCs at a financial corporation, and at home. They all have merits and are bought for their relevant functional benefit. So please dont give a poor excuse to switch to Macs, as Macs are not the best for "everything"...
And the harping about HP - If you really want to swop stories about how poor one brand is over another, we all have many personal stories to tell, I am trying hard to get you guys to wake up to the fact that "ANY" manufacturer has to be mad to own that responsibility that they may bot legally be permitted to intoduce any product into a marketplace, when it is already being proved by these forums, that the product VISTA has caused, introduce operational problems, - the very fact that the owner of the system is forced to go look elsewhere for drivers, is not an acceptable practice. Will you guys record the conversations you have when advice is being given at such centre at Microsoft, and replay it so that Bill Gates can hear for himsoelf how stupid, and irresponsible his troops are?!
Furthermore, I would like to point out that I have NEVER experienced any problems with using any software item from HP - when using their printers, or multifunction devices... as its really during the same periods of the introduction of a "new" O.S. by Microsoft... at every stage of a new OS introduction, the whole world gets a backlash of "new" drivers are needed... When I first used XP, I did wait till SP2 was available, and every hardware I added, only some required unique drivers, others were included with their XP range of drivers, etc... with little hassle to get hold of... but
we the muggins are still doing all the legwork
W H Y are we forever doing this unnecessary work - looking for yetr another "new" driver for the latest Microsoft O.S.
W H Y cant it be like the SP2 for the XP O.S. whereby at that "later" stage... all universal drivers werer already packaged neaty -
If I ever step up from my trusty Renault Laguna (that's my car, for you guys over stateside) to another Renault model - I do not expect Renault to tell me that I may have to go to another organisation to have to find an electronic switch or key to allow me to get into the boot, or open the bonnet, or anything!
- I simply expect my "new" car to "WORK"
i.e. switch on the ignition (power switch is the equivalent on my computer) and drive away using my fuel from any local petrol station (possibly BP or ESSO fuel - petrol or diesel, or LRP gas, etc..)
I dont expect them to sell me a new car, and subsequently give me any excuse that I have to go somewhere else to find "any" adaptor to drive my car... just like I expect my new "operating system" to work on my present computer hardware, AND EVERYTHING that's currently connected to my working XP O.S.
- is that so unreasonable? I dont think so
JUST WHY do you guys allow Microsoft to get away with this expectation of downloading yet another driver - I am refering to CURRENTLY available hardware , not tomorrow's new HP scanner, or Lexmark printer, or Scandisk whatever...
WE are the paying public, and if Microsoft continues to ignore our frustrations you guys should all practice what you preach... i.e. stop moaning about it ... take the product back to the store, and demand your money back, if that fails due to an ignorant store manager, then go to court, sue the store for selling a product which doesnt "work"
- in UK go to the citizens advice bureau and take out a claims against the supplier (YEP the local computer store is going to have to suffer first - then they can do the next stage and stop stocking an UNRELIABLE new O.S.)
Microsoft has been getting away with it for so many years - its simply gotta stop !
Are there any legal bods out there reading these threads... kindly suggest a mass movement appeal process... cause its just like Apple's Ipod batteries (remember them leaky/overheated useless batts)in the early Ipods,... this Microsoft malarky has just got to stop !
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