Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The world will end tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9th, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand and Fourteen.  That is, the world ends if you use Windows XP.  You can still be saved - there's still time! - if you switch to Windows 7 or Windows 8.  An alternative is to switch to a different operating system (OpSys) altogether, such as Linux.  Or you can renounce Microsoft altogether and byte the Apple, where you'll find a brand new migraine about the third time you try to print something and discover nothing will print, and in fact there is no print option on the menu.

Woe is me.  I am one such person who's life depends on XP, and I intend to do nothing to rectify my supposedly untenable situation.  The fact is that I'm well protected from viruses, trojans and other digital nasties, and I tend to stay away from such sites as DonkeyDickVirgins, SuperFreeDownloads and anything with the edu suffix.  I use Webroot and Malwarebytes which have served me very well thus far, and will continue to serve until my hard drive finally gives up the ghost and I lose a day's work.

So I'll just skip spending $150 for a copy of Windows 7 that my poor, tired old PC probably wouldn't be able to run anyway, and just limp along as best I can.  I'll also save myself the tedium of 16 hours of OpSys updates, installing all my software on my system and moving my data files back.

What really irritates me about the whole business is that we in the good old U.S. of A. have a government that loves nothing more than to regulate things.  If our government was actually looking out for our best interests, the government would force Microsoft to support XP for the next 15 years.  Fat chance of that ever happening.

Maybe I'll enjoy a celebratory martini when Microsoft finally disowns their bastard child.