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Giving thanks for classic desktop options

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I like new things. I really do. But, like most people, I don’t like to change the way I work. I have built an efficient flow to my day and to disrupt it by trudging around through some ill-conceived new interface that only serves to frustrate me and slow me down is not something I take lightly. The rule of thumb for any new interface should be efficiency not the lack thereof. For now, I’ll stick with the “classic” versions of my favorite operating systems.

You’d think that a guy who happily purchased an iPad and an iPhone 4 would jump at the chance to download and use one of the new-fangled desktop managers and OS versions but that isn’t the case.

I upgraded to the latest iOS for my Apple-flavored gadgetry on its release date. I had no trouble using iOS 3.x or 4.x And, I have no issues or hangups with iOS 5.x. I like it. In fact, the changes were enhancements not redesigns for the sake of redesign.

So, why am I, and many of you, having so much trouble embracing the new GNOME, the new KDE and Windows 8?

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