The More Things Change…

It’s been well over a year since I switched back to Windows from mac. Still not regretting, but it’s a little disappointing to see all those old rough edges still there in Windows.

For example, when I close the screen on my laptop… who knows what will happen? Usually it will sleep. Sometimes it’ll shut down. Sometimes it’ll go into some sort of weird half-shut down where it doesn’t really boot up, but all my apps have crashed….

Dealing with printers is just as fun as ever. We have a nice new Epson, and when I tried to print… nothing. Restarting the print spooler service fixed it, so not a big deal – but there’s no way my parents would’ve thought to do that.

Skype is especially weird. Sometimes it’ll just not automatically scroll to show new messages. Whether I get notifications seems to be basically random. Yesterday for some reason every time I used ctrl+v to paste – it’d paste the contents of the clipboard twice… wtf? Restarting fixed it. Skype worked perfectly well back before MS took it over – why mess with it? Tpyical.

All in al I’m still pretty happy with it, especially considering the price/performance vs a new macbook. But c’mon Microsoft, you can do better.

I know this stuff is not easy… but I think there’s often pressure to develop new “features” that are just unnecessary – but that’s a post for another day.