[QUOTE=Kenshin;2700544]He wasn’t an idiot since he got 800 at SAT Math. He was just not the type to lead a company like Microsoft right after Bill Gates was forced to quit. But it wasn’t a company to be led by anyone other than Bill Gates himself. And surely it wasn’t the right time for someone to succeed Bill Gates when he was being attacked from all sides.
The reason to have updated operating system software is to have updates to accomodate new standards and cope with new viruses and malicious codes and drivers for new hardware devices. Windows 8 does just that better than any of the others.
Certainly you are entitled to your opinion and even posting it here but I do beg to differ with 2 points you made here.
1 Balmer is an idiot and there are likely many more idiots @MS.
Have you ever heard of an educated idiot? (rhetorical, no need to answer)
Having a degree or high IQ doesn’t always mean one is “smart” or wise.
If that were the case, politics wouldn’t be screwed up…something is wrong…right?
There is a such a thing as using good judgment or making correct choices…such doesn’t always work out with brilliant individuals.
2 There is a misconception about updated or new OS being more secure than slightly older ones.
Sure…if one is visiting porn sites exclusively, that person better have the really good countermeasures…
MS wants everyone to believe that all those updates makes their OS (computer) more secure.
How can say a gb of updates make an OS more secure?
Wow, I bet those updates bog down the OS somewhere down the line…
Please though, I know some will disagree with me in this section but personally I don’t think it helps that much…I am not only one…there are many that don’t do any updates…
Finally, I haven’t seen any studies done to prove that W8 is more secure than W7, in fact, Vista with all its paranoia is likely as secure…minus some network woes…
In fact, I have seen where W8 has had security risks…
About the drivers…that is MS/suppliers not making drivers available for yesterday’s OS’.