They screamed bloody murder when I switched them from Windows 2000 to XP. They repeated that when I switched them Windows 7. They had all kinds of reasons. I said the old machines are obsolete and slow. I said there's so many things each new OS can do that the old one cannot. I said the departments whose IT guy keeps them behind has to work twice as hard to keep them talking to the world at large. My kung fu is better than theirs. Now they kneel before Zod! (Not really, they still treat me like a busboy.)
My supervisor wanted to keep Lotus 123 and WordPro. He believed he learned it inside out (wrong). He said it worked better than Office (wrong). I said it wasn't compatible with 7. I said he was singlehandely being a pain in the neck in a company of 10,000 Office users who had to install a conversion plug-in to read his documents. So I could care less about people and their crying. They will change and they have.
I will skip upgrading current machines to 8 for the sake of our budget. But any new machines purchased will have 8 and the "unlucky" bastards who get assigned these will become the MASTERS OF THE OFFICE. (So I will definitely get one, he-he.)
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