OK, this is s little late, prob a waste of time. I appreciate very much the work of the people who have come up with fixes to this stupid "by design" improvement from Microsoft. My purpose is threefold:
1: to comment that this is not the first time, surely won't be the last, that the independent community is cleaning up after Microsoft stupidity.
2: to predict one of the "features" that will be built into windows 8: if you by mistake triple-click on any .exe file in windows explorer, the window will turn into a copy of the Mac finder, then morph into a spinning beach ball, then the os will delete
half of it's own files and shut down. This will present another opportunity for people to find fixes and "work-arounds." Microsoft, of course, will say that this is "by design," since no Windows user would ever "triple-click" on anything........
3: To explain why these things happen: At least one of the chief MS Windows engineers/developers has a recurring nightmare, of playing the Nerd in a Mac advertisement, and the "cool mac guy" is the one who had an affair with the Nerd's first girlfriend....
(long story), anyway the Nerd's therapist can't seem to help him much, so every morning Mr. Nerd wakes up in a cold sweat, and goes to work thinking that the only way out is complete "Macification" of Windows.
Being one of the apparently rare people who uses both operating systems extensively, I can see what is going on in the brains of the Nerd. Unfortunately.
It is true that Windows has had its stupid, unnecessary problems, and Mac at one time was more stable. Also, Windows can be maddeningly stupid sometimes. However, after trying to actually get things done and/or fix some system problems on a Mac for a few
hours, it's absolutely orgasmic to come back to Windows, where there are usually actual solutions, and you can make things work. In the Mac world, when the OS does stupid things (which it does regularly, and on a much bigger scale than Windows), they
simply shake their heads at you sadly, and whisper that you must have done something wrong, or tried to do something naughty................ In the Mac world, ALL of the bugs and limitations are "by design", and since the design is perfect, any problems
you have are yours alone.
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