[…] But, honestly, regarding my general behaviour to explore the WWW […] I’ve never been annoyed, yet, with viruses or security problems ;-)) […]
It’s not about getting “annoyed”, like you say. It’s about supporting some guys clinging to “the old days”, refusing to adapt - look out your window, nature always did (and hopefully always will) deal in one simple way: adapt or die, period.
I’ve just liked, for numerous years, by now, to use Win XP, without the UAC restrictions and user rights problems or other similar goodies, which make things more complex that they should be !
Seriously? Stating UAC and user rights are “problems” and “make things more complex” shows three things:
You neither understand user permissions nor machine/user security — at all!
You’ve probably never used any *nix-based OS.
I’m wasting my time, trying to explain benefits to people only reading/seeing drawbacks when it comes to Microsoft’s most overdue action ever taken: implementing usable user account control in Windows prior to Windows 7 (I consider Vista as “Alpha-Windows 7”).
[…] It’s just that I really like that “old good fellow” ( a NEC Versa 350, with Win XP SP3, though rather slow with its 1Gb of RAM, only ! )
As stated above, I realize that I’m wasting time, but for the sake of completeness: that’s okay, but then also accept that (software) development moves on and your platform is dead. I wouldn’t even keep a device taking more than 30 seconds to get me to the login screen nowadays. But then again: your device, your time.
Don’t be mistaken ! It’s a problem of money and I just can go out home and afford, myself, a Win10 laptop, these next days !
No, it’s not! Stop spreading such lies!
AFAIK, up to mid-January, Microsoft offered its Windows 10 upgrade for free for any device having a genuine Windows 7 or newer. So, you had several chances to update any of your devices for free - even if it wasn’t equipped with Windows 7 upon your purchase, a new Windows 7 (even Professional!) costs less than 20 bucks as of now.
You needn’t to buy new hardware in order to upgrade your OS as long as it’s not that old - and even if it was, put in a SSD to get a 10 times shorter boot time.
[…] But I’m sure that I will think about this antiquity, with some nostalgia ( and also for an other simple reason : it would have been my laptop when I was young !! ) […]
Nostalgia is the top reason for this whole mankind to be stuck in such a slow progression rate. We could be way further, if only mankind could drop its silly nostalgic behaviors. Don’t believe me? Take human languages as an example: is it really that hard to agree on one language (maybe even a new one, so nobody feels discriminated) so that everybody understands everybody without translation?
And no, by unifying language I do not mean sacrificing your culture.