I seriously hate Microsoft. HATE them.
I had to buy a new laptop in July 2017. It had Windows 10.
I detest Windows 10.
I like the stability, and the fact that it doesn't tend to crash, but I hate the auto-update that cannot be turned off. I hate that I keep having to turn Cortana back off, and turn the microphone back off, and tell it to not report my location after random updates (not every update, but frequently enough that I've had to do it more than half the times it updates). I hate that it does this without warning, and doesn't let me put it off.
This last update has really fucked everything up for me. Firefox is running slower (even after a troubleshoot delete/reload), and everything is...jerky. I can type faster than it can keep up, which I've never been able to do before. It's really bad. It's not just internet issues, either--I have the same issues with word processing. Even when I'm using nothing else but that program (yes, I checked).
It's actually worse with the USB keyboard I have.
And, with this update, Word has locked down to where I can't use it.
Granted, I'd been using Word for free for years. While I was working for Nameless University, I had the privilege of using the university's license for Office. And I do like Word's functionality. If I could buy a copy of ONLY Word, I would.
I can rent Office for an affordable price for a year (uh, no. I don't rent programs), or I can buy the whole suite, licensed for one computer only (and then have to do it again when I have to have a new machine). Or, I could buy a pair of bifocals for about the same price.* Guess which has higher priority.
My now-unlicensed copy of Office has locked down. I can open old docs in it, but cannot modify or add to them.
Which sucks, because I'd had a friend's manuscript almost done in Word, and now I have to start it over with a program I need to get familiar with, because it's going to be what I'll be using for the foreseeable future.
I wish this had at least waited until after I'd finished the manuscript I was editing. LibreOffice's Writer program's editing/change tracking/commenting is...not precisely user friendly, if not as impossible as Open Office's is.
And I wish I had the focus and brain capacity to learn Linux. Because Windows 10 is complete and utter shit, despite the stability.
*I've seen Office (older versions) on Ebay for prices I can afford, but I don't trust that I'd actually get a copy that hadn't already been installed on someone else's computer.
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