With all the media attention devoted to the Toyota recalls and my latest woes with Windows 7 [viz. disappearing programs], I was thinking, IF Windows 7 was a car it would have to be the subject of a recall.
Well, I know that you can’t recall PC OSs. The Windows Updates are supposed to be the equivalent of recalls. But, Microsoft’s last update, i.e., KB977074, has proved to be a disaster. Eight days after this update people are still complaining about it.
Don’t tell me that bugs in Windows 7 are not the same self-accelerating Toyotas. There is a whole area of PC usage I need to look at … health issues [e.g., high blood pressure, heart attacks, anxiety attacks] caused by dickey computers. As an ardent cricket fan I know that people die, from stress, watching key cricket matches. [The same thing happens with soccer.] Well, do we have people going to ER saying “I got this terrible chest pain trying to work out why my PC was acting strange.” I don’t know, but with luck somebody has some stats on this.
Ideally I would like to see a Congressional Hearing on Windows 7. I am not joking. As Microsoft’s numbers showed last week they have already made BILLIONS off Windows 7. Windows 7 is a major US venture. Microsoft should not be allowed to screw with it … as it is doing. There is also the eternal anti-trust angle. Windows 7 per se does NOT have any real competition at the desktop. Macs are still too expensive and Linux suffers from not having critical mass. If Windows 7 had genuine competition we would not be where we are.
Plus, with Windows 7 Microsoft is being unpatriotic! At a time when we need everybody to do whatever they can to help our soldiers and our economy, Microsoft is, willfully, depriving the US treasury of much needed funds.
Microsoft is not helping defray the deficit. Microsoft is not helping our efforts in Afghanistan. Microsoft is not helping the relief effort in Haiti. Bill Gates makes a big deal about all the money he is donating to charity. But, what about all the tax revenues the US is not getting BECAUSE Microsoft is giving Windows 7 away for free.
Each free copy of Windows 7 deprives us of tax revenue. That is why Microsoft is being unpatriotic. It is very simple. Microsoft, stop giving Windows 7 away for free. OK. Maybe, Microsoft is telling us something. You are stupid if you buy Windows 7. It is so worthless that we are giving it away for FREE.
Don’t you think we should have a Congressional Hearing to sort this out. It would make great theater.
Just think about it.