Windows 8, the new Marmite
I've been umming and ahhhring about upgrading to Windows 8, reading one post - it's great, then another post - it's rubbish. I decided that the latter posts seem to be either system support people (Win 8 will slow you down while you learn it), or people who don't like change (or at least this change). Note I'm not criticising anyone here - it's just how I perceive the posts. After quite a lot of dithering about I decided that £24.99 to upgrade to Win 8 Pro, is too good an opportunity to miss and I didn't want to be seen as a stick in the mud (which I am at my age). So I've upgraded today. So far so good; no problems with the update and keeping everything in place. I'm just doing my first Macrium Reflect backup, the scanner works and so does the printer. My Office 2003 works as well.
The only thing that doesn't is Memeo (from Seagate) but that's not really a loss as I normally backup once a week anyway (it does a continuous backup).
There are one or two things I haven't got the hang of yet (like when clicking on an app, and then another 'page' in that app, I'm not sure how to go back one 'page', but I'm sure I'll soon get the hang of it. I'm determined not to get a start orb app - I'll see if I can do without it.
For those of you who don't know about Marmite - it's a yeast based spread (or drink) and people either love or hate it. They even had a series of ads using this fact. :D