My home computer was purchased in 2005. That means it’s traveled around the sun nine times. Nine Earth-Years. I’m not sure what that translates to in Technology-Years. It seems like computer technology changes quite often. Daily? Twice a month? For the sake of argument let’s say it changes once a month. 12 times a year. That means my computer is 105 Earth-Years. (I got it in July 2005).
I’m running Windows XP. Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft is discontinuing support on Windows XP. I’m already having issues with my browser as it is very outdated so I can’t see or do certain things on the Internet with my current setup, like access support for some of my other electronic devices.
Our office just purchased a cute little tablet-that-converts-into-a-PC which I took to the conference in Orlando last month. Once I figured out Windows 8, it was fine. But I don’t use this device regularly so I don’t remember the ins and outs.
Upgrading an operating system AND expecting it to work seamlessly (IMO), is like trying to unburn toast. It just doesn’t work. I know for a fact that my Office 2003 will not work with the new Windows OS. It didn’t work with Mr. Aitch’s Windows 7 computer so I’m sure it won’t work with 8. What other surprises await?
I’m not looking forward to this at all: transferring files, bookmarks, programs, and learning a new operating system.
I guess I’ll just have to figure out how to work in a new computer out of my already stretched-to-the-max paycheck.