The Zen of Windows 7

Post date: Mar 18, 2011 1:52:22 PM

The First Noble Truth is that life is suffering i.e., life includes pain, getting old, disease, and ultimately death. We also endure psychological suffering like loneliness, frustration, fear, embarrassment, disappointment and anger. This is an irrefutable fact that cannot be denied. It is realistic rather than pessimistic because pessimism is expecting things to be bad.

For Windows-based PC users, Vista was a bump in the road. The upgrade from our beloved XP was painful, the UI wasn’t quite finished, and it lacked some much wanted features. Windows 7, however, is like sitting in a quiet mountain meadow. The custom (fresh) install (I haven’t done a migration from XP yet) is painless. The UI is far more polished and includes some excellent time saving features. The boot process is quicker, it runs on netbooks (like my Dell Mini 10) efficiently and I haven’t experienced a crash yet.

As the First Noble Truth teaches us, suffering is a part of life, and some may have found that Vista increases this suffering. Windows 7 may just provide some relief.

If you do any kind of tech support for family and friends, or if you use Vista or XP at home, I highly recommend investing in an upgrade to greatly de-stress your life and bring a sense of zen back to your PC.