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14 reasons to fire your IT pro

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    14 reasons to fire your IT pro


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    LOL. Maybe the author will update that and make himself look less foolish.
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    A lobbyist for a Windows 8 Start button.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL. Maybe the author will update that and make himself look less foolish.
    What do you mean? A well written truthful and valid article from a respected professional.
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    Number one first sentence makes no sense. The start button is already there 8.1 We know he is a huge MS can do no wrong - toe the line guy.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    The first of his 14 points is still really valid: There are not many areas in business and enterprise environment that evolve so rapidly as IT. However, the IT geeks keeping the systems up and running are often the biggest opponents of any changes, the "We have always done it like this" mentality is ruling.

    I know, and I am sure so do you, companies where they are still using outdated XP even Windows 2000 systems because of too many "I don't like Seven" IT geeks on the payroll.

    And now Eight. Seriously, the 8.1 now making Start Screen a "What the eyes can't see, the heart mustn't know" phenomena of yesterday, the only thing you and other anti 8 users have is the changed Win + X Start Menu; a feature that most of the hardcore "old way" geeks replaced anyway with Classic Shell or other third party product when using Seven. I do not know if I should laugh or cry reading these "Yes, of course I will replace the Start Menu with Classic Shell as I did in Windows 7, but I want the Start Menu I replace and never use again be the traditional one I have always replaced and not this new one!".

    Geeks complaining about a feature they would not likely be using in any case. Talk about paradoxes.

    Kari
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    not all of us IT pros want to stay behind. Those still with XP most likely have no budget for new machines or an OS upgrade.

    I've rolled 8 on a few new laptops. However, some of our configs are not yet supported by Dell, this we cannot have them built with 8. And my bosses aren't happy to buy with 7 and then spend more to go to 8 when I know that I can make the hardware work.

    IT guys often have more work than they can handle, and tech changes so fast and we have to learn a myriad of technologies and software to support a business. That's why some things are just left alone, while we focus on other things.
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    Will doing (whatever ) help me to sell more widgets?

    That might explain why so many are using XP etc. There is no benefit to changing for the sake of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Number one first sentence makes no sense. The start button is already there 8.1 We know he is a huge MS can do no wrong - toe the line guy.
    Buttons are round. If you take notice, technically it is not a button as in past OSs which opened the Start Menu. It is a MS flag (Trapezoid) (To you Brits a Trapezium) to represent the Start Screen, which, of course, is the new start. The desktop is now a portal of the new UI.

    So, all in all, no one got neither the Start Button or the Start Menu back.

    Edit: In reading it again this morning, I can see that there's contradiction of terms here. Ether it's a typo where it should be "A lobbyist for a Windows 7 Start button" or should read "A lobbyist for the old Windows 7 Start button". Something of that nature, for he mentions "Progress means sometimes evolving the UI" which includes the "New Start Button", Modern UI, and Start Screen.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 08 Jul 2013 at 08:29.
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    Any IT pro advocating installing Windows 8 or 8.1 in a business environment needs to immediately fired.
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