I use office 2003 on my desktop and an office 2010 on my laptop, but I still have to get back to my desktop in order to perform certain functions on for my PowerPoint lectures! The office 2010 has a reduced functionality, and complex mechanisms, in preparing design. What would take me just a single click in Office 2003, now requires several windows and tabs in Office 2010! Talk about being user-friendly!
Windows 98 SE and after that the Windows XP have been my favorite OSes. It was a real handicap - in life after DOS. Both in XP and Windows 7, there is no way to boot from a CD before the OS in DOS mode, and execute a deltree/y command to remove that pestiferous and locked malware directory that has occupied the space surreptitiously and refuses to get deleted any other way.
I don't know why Microsoft, when they have something really good going on, wont let it stay!
The pie-chart above, taken from Quick Heal's blog, should be a prophetic clarion call to Microsoft. It shows the use of different Operating Systems. 82% of desktop users work on Windows platforms, of which a huge chunk of 63% are the Windows XP users! What makes Microsoft so sure that this large group will migrate to Windows 7 or even Windows 8? Some might, but would all?
What Microsoft needs to find out is -
- Why are techies still prefering Windows XP over Vista and 7
- Why is Vista the most hated OS by techies
- Why do people still prefer Office 2003
- Why user-friendliness means that succeeding OSes and Applications should not have steeper learning curves!