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WARNING RANT COMING……
To upgrade, or not to upgrade – that is the question
Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of “outdated applications”
Or to take arms against the sea of software vendors
And by opposing them end my continual upgrade nightmare
Or just give in and take all the upgrades.
Not exactly the bard…. So what has brought this on, just a few days ago I wanted to do some very simple tasks on the computer. My morning went like this.
- Upgrade your Flash Player
- Upgrade your Adobe Reader
- Upgrade your Vaio
- Upgrade Java Script
Haven’t done anything yet
- There are Windows updates for you to download
- Update Firefox
- Update Yahoo Mail
- Gmail Update
I accepted no upgrades except Yahoo as this was being forced upon us.
I only wanted to type a letter and send a few emails, ok check Facebook, changes there new feature! Time line blah blah…. Check blog…
- Update WordPress
- Update WordPress Plugins
The point, how much time could I have wasted on this lot, not very productive is it but we are brain washed into thinking that we need to have the latest this that and the other just to keep up.
I’m not a big fan of upgrades unless they either make thing easier for me or introduce features that I really will find useful.
I run Word 2003, it does everything and more than I need at present, tried 2007 which to me is as user friendly as a cornered rat, but I still get the app appearing every so often to run docx files that want me to buy the latest version.
2003 does it all, at least for now and there is also Open Office for ODT files, some companies such as Amazon Kindle do not like the docx format and is not supported on there website.
As far as graphics are concerned I do not run Photoshop, I use Paintshop Pro 5 which is about 10 years old, and again it does everything I need.
So: To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade.
That is the question! Rob….