Friday, 26 October 2012

Windows 8

Today we celebrate lament the launch of the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. I have had a chance to try it out myself, and it didn't impress me, but it did move me to write a poem about it....

Windows 8
by Damon Lord


Windows 8! Windows 8!
With dread and doom we now await!
Why do you try, way too late,
The iPad so to emulate?
XP was best, I clearly state.
Vista we did so berate.
Of Windows 7, I can relate:
OS once more going straight.
But with this mess now on our plate,
Why did they bring us Windows 8?
Metro menus are not great:
Poor response, sluggish slate.
The stupid tiles will start to grate
As I attempt to navigate.
Start gone and Task bar, just to create:
In the charm bar, to conflate.
Should Windows we abandon at such a rate
For which you cannot compensate?
I pray you! Do not reinstate
The stuff in Vista we did hate.
I sincerely pray it’s not my fate:
Downgrade from 7 to Windows 8.