Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, is touted as being better than Windows Vista. For the most part that may be true. However Windows XP is still more reliable by most accounts. My rule of thumb with any new Microsoft product has been to wait 6 months to a year for them to give all the early adopters’ time to beta test and work out the bugs. Once it is stable, I'll climb reluctantly on board. Why do the bother with minimum operating specs? Anyone I know that has tried to get by with the minimum specs is always frustrated and not happy.
Another problem is that software makers really don't care how much memory they use or how much hard drive space they take up. They don't have to pay for it, they figure you can just upgrade since it does not cost them anything and after all, hard drives and memory are very affordable.
Something else that gets me. So many people are looking for jobs right now. Why not get rid of the infinite voicemail system that is supposed to be so efficient at getting you to the "right person" and just get me to them? You could hire more people to screen the calls, more people to provide help in the "right" department and cut down on the wear and tear on your 18 menu phone system. With that in mind check out the great web site http://www.gethuman.com. This site rocks. I was able to get an actual live person at Verizon in less than 4 min.
What a modern age we live in!