In mid-2009, I purchased my last computer (a Dell Inspiron); equipped with Microsoft’s Vista operating system. I had been told Vista was a nightmare; but given I had no alternative; I “grinned and bore it.” Fortunately, Vista had already been around for more than two years; and thus, its “bugs” had already been worked out. However, for millions of worldwide users, it caused immeasurable technology misery; while all the while, Microsoft raked in BILLIONS of profits.
Last month, my Dell crashed, so I purchased a new computer – in this case, a HP Touchsmart. Unfortunately, my timing was terrible; as Windows 7 – launched four years ago – was just replaced by the BRAND NEW Windows 8; and guess what? It’s now my turn to experience technology misery…
My computer has been my life for the past eight years – since I started working from home; and thus, I have dealt with EVERY imaginable issue in the tech help universe. Between bugs, glitches, viruses, and speed issues, I have spent hundreds of hours with online tech support; in some cases, all night. However, I have NEVER felt the frustration of dealing with a new Microsoft operating system – as I do now with Windows 8; again, whilst Microsoft earns BILLIONS of profits…
Windows 8 sales as strong as Windows 7
Don’t get me wrong; Microsoft products have changed the world – and supported my career from day one. However, I find the practice of rolling out unfinished products to unsuspecting buyers loathsome; particularly given Microsoft’s notoriously poor customer service. It rings of the American greed that has contributed mightily to its downfall; i.e., the polar opposite of the principles I utilize not just in business, but life.
At Miles Franklin, profit is technically our “raison d’etre.” However, it is not the only matter of importance; and in fact, one could argue that our mission statement – as “MILES FRANKLIN, PROTECTION PROVIDER” – is to safeguard our clients’ best interests.
From working with Andy and David Schectman these past 19 months, I can tell you unequivocally that spreading the gospel of REAL MONEY is extremely important to them; which, – like myself – they hold personally in significant quantities. Consequently, we sleep the “SLEEP OF THE JUST”; as each day, we know we have honestly and truthfully helped people. Moreover, Bill Holter has been writing FREE missives for the past decade of how people should PROTECT themselves; and anyone that has spoken to our brokers – on average, with 18 years of industry experience – will tell you the same. That is, the “PURSUIT OF PROFIT” is important, but not as important as how it’s done.
Bullion dealing will always be a low margin business – that is, until supply inevitably becomes scarce – but we are extremely proud of how we conduct ourselves in administering it. Give us a call, as it’s ALWAYS free to ask questions!
Honestly please Miles. Stop feeding the beast. Get an open source computer software system. Ubuntu is the best open source option and tons of free software. If you must use a windows program you can install virtulabox on your open source operating system and run wind blows in a window. Honestly we need to stop feeding the beast
Jeez dood, you don’t learn very fast, do you?
Why not get a MacBook Air and be done with Windows?
Microsoft only rakes in billions for crap because people continue to buy it knowing full well it’s just a shoddy imitation of Apple software.
Can you say “Stockholm syndrome” ?
Windows 8 works fantastic for me. Likewise as a SOHO operator, I had to jump from XP to 8 in one step and I needed to get my comp up and running and setup how it felt right and get back to work. Because of this, I simply accepted the changes and learnt how to work with the platform. As I familiarized myself with it, I realised it was a very well setup OS. I think they have done a great job with it.