Friday, May 04, 2007

Here's an excerpt from the email I received from my mother today:

We are going tomorrow to buy me a new computer. This is his old one, we bought him a new one last month. It is a Gateway with the new Vista program. It has taken him almost a month to get it set up. So much won't transfer directly to Vista.

Him is her husband, Julian. He's a high-tech kind of guy, a real computer geek. If it took him that long to get his computer set up, Vista must really be f-ed up. She was not specific about the issues Julian had, but I know that Vista has been no joyride for many who've been unfortunate to get it. Can you imagine taking a whole month to set up you personal computer?

When she goes for her new computer tomorrow, I hope it's a Mac.

1 comment:

The 27th Comrade said...

Yay, Mac! I am still saving for one, though. And it is sad I can't recommend Linux (even Ubuntu) to anyone who isn't ready for the burden of having a Unix system for desktop use. But the Mac seems to take care of the gory bits, even while having a BSD heart.

Because of the seeming lack of alternatives, I don't want to think Vista has failed ... what will Ma use?