Originally Posted by samclem
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.