In response to my (justified) kvetching about Vista in my last post, a commenter named Matt wrote in:
I hear there’s some free operating system written by a guy from Finland. Sounds pretty crazy to me, but I hear you can just download it for free. Maybe you could have used that if you didn’t like Vista?
Yes, I’ve heard of the OS by the guy from Finland, and even tried it. On introspection, though, my feelings about Windows are pretty much identical to my feelings about America: sure, it’s big and bloated and crass and flawed and overcommercialized and buggy and insecure, and at least 95% of the insults that the sophisticates hurl at it are true. And other countries and OSes have a great deal to be said for them, and indeed I do spend much of my time visiting them. But this is home, dammit, it’s where I was brought up, and things would have to get a lot worse before I’d consider moving away for good.
All I need, then, is the Windows analogue of Obama. Would that be the Windows 7 beta? (Vista, of course, being the Windows analogue of Bush?)