First rule of technology: No matter what you choose, there will be constant changes and "improvements".
I can't think of many more forced on PC owners as on Mac owners - there will come a point where Apple don't support certain things on older OS versions but it just won't make the same headlines.
I used Macs at uni in the mid to late 90s and preferred them at the time (I had my Amiga which covered everything I needed off-campus) but PCs work better for me. Still, I say this with mobile phones - all the major ones generally do what most people need, and the main difference is the interface. It's often down to personal preference and I read something as a wise reminder yesterday - very few minds are changed by on-line "arguments" even though recommendations will help sway the undecided.
All very true.
I suppose that what's making me think again is W8, and, without getting into an argument about the pros and cons, I don't much like it, although I strongly suspect that once/if I started using it I would very soon adapt.
I get very frustrated having to constantly learn new things and change my Hardware just to write a letter and do other basic things. For Instance I struggled this morning to edit a Word On Line doc from my son. What I intended to do was Copy and Paste into the Word program on my PC and then do what I had to do and then send it back to him. Of course I couldn't do this as my Word program is too old so it wouldn't allow me to do this, at a quick look I could only do this line by line and so lose all the formatting.
Talk about a blast from the past, had to revert to telecon telling him what to change orally. Remember doing things like this back in the dark ages of the last century..... !
Had an e Mail from Skype yesterday saying that this application on my Tablet was stopping very soon as I'm on Android 2.2 and they are stopping support on this. The Tablet is less than two years old...
, again. So either a new Tablet or spend time faffing about to see if I can update the Tablet.
It's all too much for me, I'm just a simple soul who would like to lead a simple life without constant change, I s'pose I'm asking too much.