Oh, I hope I didn't upset anyone. I guess I'm just not used to things being so... disorganized and all the compatibility issues. Maybe I should try a different version of Windows that those programs were made for? I don't think Windows would have Wine since it's Windows in the first place, but maybe it could use a bit of it, lol!
Yeah, I found some alternatives, like Winamp. It's okay, but it's really different. Also, my computer takes forever to boot up, like almost 40 seconds. The person at the store said this computer was faster than my older one, but it's slower in every way. I even defragmented as someone commented, since he said it speeds up Windows. I don't even know what it means, I hope it's not damaging anything.
I'm very surprised that Windows doesn't have a software manager. It seems a bit odd. And I just found out from my friend that Windows Seven actually costs extra money to go with the computer. Does that mean I could get a refund? My friend might come over and just get Ubuntu for me, since this is really hectic, and it's really hard to get help for Windows.
Thanks so much for responding. I just don't think it's worth my time to deal with these compatibility issues, the slowness, the rigid interface, slow start ups, downloading all of my programs one by one, double clicking them, clicking next, and my programs doing weird things I don't tell them to. It's just all over the place. And the Start orb looks cool but the organization doesn't make much sense- it's all alphabetical instead of categories, and there are tons of Readmes and stuff. I really feel like I just set things up wrong.
I'm really sorry, I don't mean to be negative, but I'm not having a very good first experience with Windows. I don't assume this is the way it's like for everyone, though. I really don't want to be close minded, but for me Ubuntu just seems better. Hopefully it's not the computer that's making it malfunction, or I may just have to return it, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I've never ran into this kind of difficulty with computers.
I wish it were just simple like Ubuntu. I know it's something new, but it's got so many problems just from my first night with it. Why should I go out of my way to get it to work? And why do I have to pay for something that's so slow and confusing? It just sounds so farfetched. I want an expert, someone who actually knows Windows, since I'm not convinced I'm getting the whole story.
Maybe I'll call Windows tomorrow and ask.
But really, I'm sorry, I don't mean to be offensive. I just need to be calm and try to take a chance on something new. Maybe I'll like it. I mean, maybe the slowness is just something I could get used to, or there's a speed tweak- there must be a good reason for all the commercials and excitement about Windows 7. I've just gotta' find out what it is.
What are some good Windows programs I should try out to get a taste of what it's like?
I'm gonna' turn around and make this a learning experience, I think. Again, sorry for the unpleasantness. I'll probably still call Windows when I can, but I don't want to set a bad precedent if I become part of this community, too. I don't need a lot of suggestions, just a place to start and see what good media players, notes applications, CD Burners- simple things like that- there are.
Thanks again for helping such a newbie. ^^; It's kind of embarrassing, I don't mean to be close-minded or anything.