I agree with everything you say except the part where you state that win7 is the worst OS so far. If Win 7 maintained the classic menus and the old toolbars then this OS would be the best ever. I use Classic Shell as a solution. Win 7 was designed for the console gaming crowd. Damn shame that such a powerful OS has been smothered with an useless GUI.For me there is no contest. Windows XP is the best operating system that Microsoft has ever written. Windows 7 is the WORST. I accept the fact that all Windows versions initially have been full of bugs but my current system running Windows XP is now ROCK SOLID. I may have problems getting older Windows or DOS programs to run, but in the end I do get them working. With Windows 7 64 bit however, not only do I have hardware that doesn’t work, but now I have programs that are NEVER going to run. I’m still encountering many “Blue Screens”, along with other bugs too numerous to count. With that said, I do expect that eventually some of these problems will be fixed. Unfortunately I DON’T expect Microsoft will ever get my older programs running.
What irritates me the most about Windows 7 is what Microsoft is forcing me to accept. It has been changed so completely that it has been rendered unusable. Toolbars that I have counted on for over a decade are now GONE. Context menus have been changed for the worse and the search capability is so broken that it is unuseable. I believe that the expectations after Vista, was so high that most people have overlooked the major flaws lurking inside Windows 7.
DON’T bother trying to convince me that a single revamped and repackaged taskbar is better than the unlimited ones that I had before Windows 7. DON’T try to sell me on the beauty of “Jump Lists”, because I built BETTER lists with my old Toolbars. It distresses me every time I hear someone praising the new Start menu or Task Bar. “I can get to what I need by only 2-3 mouse clicks,” they’ll say or, “I only need to click and then use a few hot keys to get to what I need.”
I myself run everything I use regularly, with a single click. This includes Games, Programs, Links, Documents, Accessories, everything. I have had people in this forum describe my desktop toolbars as ugly and a waste of space. I don’t care. What these people don’t realize is that there is no wasted space once I maximize a window, and as far as a beautiful desktop? Well I’ll take functionality over beauty any day. I don’t use Wallpaper on my desktop and I am still using the old screensaver clock that came from Windows 95. I have no use for anything that slows down my system and that includes the new Aero themes that everyone seems to think is so wonderful in Windows 7. Needless to say, I have found Windows 7 to be a bigger let down than Vista ever was.
I built my newest system with Windows 7 in mind. I have all the latest hardware and I jumped on the Windows 7 beta version when it came out. After struggling for over 1 month I gave up and went back to XP knowing that the real version would be more usable when it arrived. God was I wrong. After purchasing the official version I tried to force myself once again to learn to like Windows 7. I have now returned to XP for the third time and have no intentions of ever going back to Windows 7. I have also resigned myself to expect that Windows 8 and 9 will be an even bigger disappointment in the future. I have been using Windows since version 3.0 but Microsoft has finally forced my hand. I will now be looking into Apple, Linux, and all the other operating systems that are now available, or will be available soon.
IF I WANTED A MAC I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A MAC! I WANT WINDOWS! Who am I kidding? MS never listens to users anyway