If you are reasonably cautious about keeping your
software and firewall configured properly and especially if you arent
enough to open every single stranger e-mail promising a glimpse of
probably wont experience any serious malware attack so I haven't been
driven in desperation to abandon all my favorite programs and buy amore expensive Mac.
But there are still things about Microsofts operatingsystems which drive me absolutely up the wall.
Is there anything worse than not having an easy way to
configure Word to ALWAYS display the latest files I've worked on? Why
isn't there a simple way to configure the dialog to ALWAYS default tothe desired "details" VIEW?
Sometimes one view shows up, somethimes another
and, since I get complaints about this all the time from clients I KNOWI'm not the only one who cares.
My install of Office XP also seems to have some glitch which causes it to close improperly about 8 times out of 10, triggering annoying error messages I can't do anything about and hiding
my latest files when I reboot. They aren't damaged, they are still
where I put them, but they don't show up unless I search for them. That
only happens once or twice a week when I am forced to reboot for somereason, so it isn't nearly annoying enough to force me to reinstall XP Office and discover new and exciting bugs.
So, is there anything worse than these periodic file storage annoyances in Word?
Yes, there is.
I happen to have several old computers which only have USB1
hubs. They also dont have room for a new USB board which would give those oldsystems USB 2.0.
I know this. If it were important
to me I would fix it
somehow. But the point is that I have no need for the extra speed of
USB 2.0 on these particular PCs and, besides, I ALREADY KNOW about theproblem.
So, why does Microsoft program XP to constantly pop up error messages reminding me of this?
I can understand one error message, one time, or even once when I reboot, with an option to shut off the useless warning, but three warnings every single time I turn on my monitor or plug in an external USB hard drive?
What idiot decided this was necessary but was too dumb to
simply have the software perform a further check to see that there IS no USB2.0 port I can switch to?
I do not suffer fools gladly and, if I had the
option, the one who programmed this stupidity would be fired instantlyand permanently banned from the programming profession.