|So, I know many of you know about my eye-rolling rants from these two companies and their BS code. Preface - I'm in the middle of upgrading MS Teams from the free one being retired to the free one that is now available. Yeah, I'm not making this up. We'll get to that in a moment.
So, HP printers. 10 years ago or pay the big bucks, you're okay. Small home office you're screwed, etc. Not going to beat a dead horse. In the past 3 months, I've given my HP laser away (daughter could not make it work - I told her to toss it in the trash), bought a brother laser that sit's in the corner and works, tossed in the trash an HP inkjet that it was that way or the wife was looking for a shotgun. Happy with the new non-HP inkjet.
So I'm trying to figure out if MS screwed the install for the new Teams (they desperately want me to pay $50/year so they are making it hard), and in add/remove programs I find HP program after program that got installed when I tried to use their printers. smtp this, ftp that. I'm still uninstalling.... there is a special place for these companies.
Which reminds me - let's get back to MS. And Teams, and all the warnings about how Teams will be discontinued - click here to elephant up your computer. So I did based on some apologist's recommendation for me to stop my $itching and just go to the new free teams:
- is the old teams removed? no idea.
- what about the paid corporate teams that my cusomter supplied? no idea.
- did the new install remove then update to the new Teams? no idea.
I'll cypher this, and I've made a lot of $$ using MS products over the last 20 years, but stop being an apologist for this crap. If you kick a turd, you're probably going to smell something...
y'all have a nice weekend. Looks like dry weather in Atlanta, so I can finally cut the grass. Want to know how I boot my JD lawn tracter? I turn the #$%#^^ key. Now, what's funny is JD is trying the same MS $$llcrap with their farm equipment.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Has never been more appropriate.