It Wasn't Fancy But It Worked (most of the time)

I don't know about you all but I'm so tired of sacrificing computer program dependability for supposed ease of use , apps on top of apps, spyware, etc...Is it just me or is the Windows desktop circle spinning more slowly and longer than ever? Oh for the days of DOS and WordPerfect 5.0..(my new-old computer is a ThinkPad with Windows 7, Office 2010, etc.)

  1. Usually both worked on the first try.
  2. If something didn't work in Windows you could try a DOS command line.
  3. Figuring out the commands and key combinations was challenging but so much more rewarding than point and click.
  4. Less things to distract you, e.g., email, Facebook, Netflix, etc.
  5. You didn't have to wait for all of the add-ons to load...
  6. The black and blue screen backgrounds were non nonsense and attractive in their own way. :)
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Not sure how I missed this one when you posted it last week. As I sit here and wait for my stupid XP machine to CLOSE windows or OPEN windows I sometimes think about my first Windows powered machine, 3.1 or whatever it was, never crashed and was fast. This thing drives me nuts, and had all the same problems on the Vista machine. After a year it slows down to a crawl.

But could your old computer do everything that your new computer can?
If you only use the most basic programmes now and nothing else (so maybe only tiny websites or no internet atall) you should have no problem.
But we do use them in a totally different way, and they have to deal with so many other ways of working.

Things change.
But Vista is still really bad ;)

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