Three Hoodies Save the World

Constant moaning and whinging about everything

I smell a rat

The Luddit (that’s me) has finally come to terms with the idea of upgrading my operating system. If it were up to me I’d still be using Windows for Workgroups, and if you know what that is, it means I’m not really the oldest person in the world.

Regardless, after denying the existence of XP for over two years I finally moved on from windows Millenium, which I thought was the best M/Soft had ever come up with. After a while I began to enjoy it. So much in fact that I ignored Vista, which even I could see was rubbish, and just as I prepared to take a jack hammer to the old wallet for Win 7, they came along with Windows 8. Where do they get these ideas from? A half-hearted attempt to rescue themselves from the attack of Android upstarts.

But now, just as I’m preparing to dig up my wallet from the back garden I discover that Word 2007 is incompatible with Win 10. I smell the suspiciously rank aroma of a scam. Surely a docx is a docx is a docx? But now they want us to shell out another £80 for Word 10.

Not this boy. I’ve been practising with Libre Office for months and quite like it. I’ve also been playing with Softmaker for just as long. Both of them have good points. Libre Office is stronger, Softmaker is easier. But both are free. If they’d even consider handing out a compatibility patch for those of us who actually bought a legal version of Word I’d be happy. But they haven’t, and apparently won’t. So finally, after religiously buying Word since Ver 2, I’m saying goodbye. Its the free ones from now on.

If anyone has news that I’m wrong I’ll bow low and apologise.


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