On 17/09/2010 17:50, johnbee wrote:
> I have followed this thread with interest. You appear to be the only
> other person here who has noticed that email software is becoming worse.
_All_ software is becoming worse because the only way to sell it is by
adding new features, most of which are unnecessary. It's only when
you've installed it do you realise it is not as efficient as the
previous version, and you have to spend hours trying to work out how to
return it to a semblance of its previous self which you can actually use.
> For me, Windows 7 is hugely different from my previous version, XP, but
> I realise that it is actually very customizable and the security gives
> good options but mystifying to most people I suspect. Computer security
> is extremely complex and needs a big effort of studying and then
> planning before setting up a system how one wants it.
ISTM that MS have changed some things just for the sake of changing
them, and it is not easy to change them back without registry hacks. So
I think the main problem is that it is not simply customisable where you
want it to be! Win7's security is pretty good. UAC is a bit of a
nuisance at times, but I leave it alone as it is a useful security device.
> It might not be long before you decide to try some backup software and
> then you will rapidly revise upwards your opinions of all previous
> software: Windows 7 backup is great on paper, the best by far, but it
> does not actually work, and all the others I have tried have been junk
> and it has put me off paying money for one - I am a determined type
> though and will find the answer. I am fairly sure that they want us to
> pay for cloud storage so they try to nudge us onto it.
MS have never got backup working properly. It works in Win7, but takes
hours. Anyway, backup isn't the only thing - it's the restore which
everything hangs on! I used Acronis for XP, but never had to use
restore, and use Easeus for Win7, but haven't tried to restore yet.
> Remember how you liked Outlook Express and it did what you want without
> all that damn tedious logging in and long waits while things churned
> away, and the other stuff you liked? Well, you will at some time in the
> future change to Windows 9 (having given 8 a miss) and you will bitch
> and moan about the new stuff and wish it was as good as what you are now
> moaning about.
Windows 9? Don't you mean Windows 6.3? Well, they might have got Vista
right by then.