I had an interesting problem this week where a client of mine said she was not receiving email messages via her website contact form. I quickly brought up the site and submitted a form successfully. The email went through OK. So I was all like “What the heck are you talkin’ about lady?!?!” and said things worked fine.
Ever been working on a PC and find that you don’t have all of the tools you need? If the computer is filled with spyware and your Internet connection is so slow, it may take forever to download what you need. To be better prepared, I have complied a list of the things that I have needed at one time or another. I put these tools on my flash drive and hold it close to my heart at all times.
Posts about web hosts sucking are very common. There are so many that I try to stay away from those types of posts, but Dreamhost’s customer service (or lack therof) motivates me to write this. I mean, they have to be #1 when it comes to ranking worst Customer Service experiences. If everybody had a web host, they would even beat Verizon in bad service. It wasn’t always this way with Dreamhost though.
I keep reading the blog posts about Windows 8 and how bad it is. People say it’s awful, unnecessary and difficult to use. I upgraded to Windows 8 about 2 days after it was released. I had tons of problems getting some of my hardware to work properly, and a freezing issue that seems to have fixed itself with an update. Despite having these problems, I’m still not sure what all the fuss is about. It’s really not all that different from Windows 7 and you can easily find any corner of the OS by using the wonderful search option.
I also love the giant tiles on the Start menu. They aren’t only useful for a tablet computer, but as a friend pointed out, excellent when using Windows on a large screen like a TV.
As for Windows 8 on mobile devices, people seem to like it. Microsoft did a lot of testing with users that go back to the Zune devices. Despite the fact that the Zune is a failed product, Microsoft still gained a lot of insight on what mobile users like and dislike. Windows 8 is the result.
People freaked when Windows 95 came out. Once users got used to the OS though, it became the standard Windows interface we all know and love today.
Yes, the interface in Windows 8 is different. You won’t know where everything is when you first use it. But once you get the hang of things, you’ll breeze through menus and find anything in seconds.
Feel free to fight it though and stick with Windows 7, or restore the old Start menu. As for me, I don’t see what the big deal is. I’ll keep using Windows 8 and accept change.