reply to jabarnut
Re: Why do you hate Microsoft I don't like companies that "assume" I want everything.
I've never like Office, won't use it. I don't want any of MS photo programs, I have Photoshop. I do hate IE. I hate anything with the label "MY." I resent paying for all this crap when I don't want it. I see the price came down on 8 but it's too late. I'm keeping certain software offline on XP (no worry about security) and using Ubuntu for the rest.
Now I'm pissed at the totally software run household. I want a programmable robot to do the stuff I find boring. I can program my household myself. We are minimalist so it's fairly easy.