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Moving, moving...

I'm getting settled in with the PC moving. There has been no problem so far. I have installed one of the heavy RPG programs I bought in Sapporo as a test, and it works with perfect smoothness. Beautiful! -- No, no, I don't have time to indulge in games. But just briefly ...

I know this year's highest-performance machine could be next year's lowest. That's what computers are about, eh? Ha! OK, I'll enjoy a here-today-gone-tomorrow kind of fun for a while. Now, what makes me mukatsuku (pissed off) is the fact that newer software products always require higher performance. I don't want unnecessary features. I don't want heavy products. Make them simple. Make them light.

Ever since I bought my first PC, it seems I've faced the choice to buy upgraded applications again and again. The newer they are, the better they look. Frankly, I can't resist in most cases even though I know they aren't always satisfactory. But interestingly, when Windows XP was released, I was somewhat indifferent to it, applying the theory that as long as the current software works all right anyway for me, I don't have to upgrade it. In fact, Windows ME was not that bad for me. I didn't need to re-install it as I had to do with 95 and 98 a couple of times. ME bashing? I don't get it. Why not MS bashing? For me, the most evil program is MS Office. I have the impression that MS products are generally heavy and unreliable. Then why do I use Windows? That's simply because I have no other choice. And it is the most widely used OS. That's all. You know, I'm an analogue guy.