I’m not really a Windows hater but I avoid using it when I can because in my former career I had to use corporate fleet PC’s and they were all Windows. So I associate Windows with airless cubicles and business casual. Close your eyes and visualize a sea of Vikings pennants and Dockers. Mmmmmmmm. Lose yourself in that.
Anyway, I bought a Windows 7 laptop to use at CrossFit 612, and at first I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the thing booted. Wow! In less than a minute the thing was alive. With older versions of Windows I could get up, stretch, and gulp a liter of coffee before the thing was done booting. So I was very impressed with Windows 7. Until I tried to start a browser. It took forever to open.
You see, the good folks at Microsoft understand how much boot time influences perceived performance and they obviously put some time into improving the boot sequence on Windows 7. However, they didn’t bother fixing the underlying kernel architecture so when you actually want to use your computer for something…fail.
Sadly, if I were an operating system, I would be Windows 7. At 4AM my alarm goes off and I’m booted up, which is to say awake. But being awake and being alert are not the same thing. Yesterday I got into my car on the passenger side and sat there for a moment, dumbfounded. Why is the steering wheel over there? At least my pants weren’t on backwards. At least I think they weren’t.
Sorry but the early bird doesn’t get the worm. The rested bird does.