It has been two months since I saw the beloved Windows XP in action, I saw it at a printing bureau outside Kenya Poly. The attendant requested me to use it for a few minutes as he couldn’t understand what I wanted done. I detested it. I don’t know whether my detest for Windows XP is because I had taken so many years away from the system or it is because the comp running the OS was way too slow compared to what I am used to, it kept on hanging and crashing requiring frequent restarts before any work could get done – I just wondered why the business owner of that printing bureau had stuck with Windows XP at a time when people had moved on to Windows 8.1 – that’s four Windows down the line.
As the comp continued to crash and hang and crap, I cursed and blamed and scratched – my head. Then I remembered that I am stuck with Windows 7 too. To remove the log in my own eyes, I started asking myself why I didn’t upgrade to Windows 8 and later to Windows 8.1. I went a step further, I asked myself how I moved from Windows XP to Windows 7. Wait a minute, that means I didn’t use Windows Vista.