Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-30-2012, 09:37 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 16,437
Originally Posted by samclem View Post
Let us know if this works. We can make a fortune the next time Microsoft "upgrades" their MS Office products and then they don't work the way they used to. "Dang, where did the menus go? Anybody know how to turn off the Autoformat in Word?" I remember when Excel had a graphing wizard that really worked.
Yeah, I know (unfortunately) - this kinda thing happens way too often with computers.

I guess this bugs me a bit more, since it is a single-use device. And I wasn't expecting to 'upgrade' it, I figured this was just bug fixes and stuff. If they had warned me that it was a different OS altogether (that's how it seems to me), I would have skipped the 'upgrade'. But there was no info, other than it was a 'suggested' update.

At least when you download a newer version of a computer OS, or a new version of Office or whatever, you figure some things will change. Yes, it's frustrating that they change so much for the sake of change, but that's how it is. And, you can generally read up on it and decide ahead of time. But this caught me totally off-guard, I was really expecting transparent stability/performance fixes. I download the security fixes for mu Xubuntu system every few weeks, and don't fret that too much. But an actual OS version upgrade will have me doing my homework.

A better analogy, I think: When we've taken in cars lately, they have done some FW updates, and I expect those to be minor enhancements to the operating conditions. Now if I pick up in the car, and w/o warning all the controls worked differently, and my manual wasn't up-to-date to tell me how to use it, and I couldn't see the speedometer and the fuel gauge at the same time, I'd be torqued (to keep it in the car vernacular) off. And I'd want it resolved w/o jumping through hoops. It's kinda like that.


ERD50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.