Go With Mac And Save Yourself A Ton Of Stress And Money!!!
Purchased new desktop with Vista 64 bit (only OS available these days). It will cost me upwards of $800+ to upgrade my other software and hardware for compatibility issues. This new desktop (4 weeks old now) has been crashing/locking up since day one while on internet explorer or ms office 2003 pro.
I have another pc running Vista 32 bit but it crashes regularly too.
I have a net book with XP that had to be reloaded but, because it is a netbook, it did not come with an option to create a recovery disk nor did it come with a recovery disk (it has no cd/DVD drive). Now I am trying to reload it using an actual, legal, authentic ms XP cd (that is not loaded on any other machine and I own it). It will not work with the legal, actual, authentic ms XP product key. Called ms customer support and they are telling me that the netbook manufacturer would have to send me a new disk. The netbook manufacturer wants to charge me $39 + s & h for that cd.
Ms is taking Advantage of the consumer. I am buying the products and adhering to the letter of the law and Microsoft just keeps finding another way to screw me. I have previously registered this product key in my name on the same machine but they don't care.
Bill gates may be giving millions to charities every year but the way I see it, he is stealing from the consumer and giving the consumers money to those charities in his name. Bill gates and all ms executives should be ashamed of themselves. How do they sleep at night? I have lost several hundred dollars in the last month because I could not deliver work promised on time. I am not going to cheat my customers... If you cannot honor you promises and commitments to your customers, you should not make them pay. Hey bill, that is what you call "good customer service"!
Oh by the way, I am sending this complaint on my new Macbook pro!! The netbook is going in the garbage, I have loaded linux on the 1 year old desktop and the 1 month old desktop is going back to the store. I want nothing else to do with Microsoft.
This Macbook is sweet. The software for mac's tend to be less expensive and work great. Oh, wait, that is because Microsoft did not manufacture those software programs.
Hp, Acer, Asus, Sony, Fujitsu, Dell, Gateway, E-machines... Take notice. This hits your bottom line just as much!!! Should you be putting your reputation on the line for Microsoft?? I won't anymore!
Sleep tight bill.
About me... I am have had training on and have built hundreds of pc's.