No more Microsoft Money? *thud* What the? Seriously? But … but … but … I’ve been using it for 15 years! How can they just dump me like that? I feel so abandoned! Now I have to start looking around for another program to use. Wah!
What’s interesting is that MS says there’s no real market for it anymore, yet there’s something like 2 dozen programs I have to browse through, so there IS some kind of market out there for managing money. And I hate Quicken. *ptooey* And I’m not the only one.
To make me feel even worse, they made this decision back in July. Of 2009. And stopped supporting it in January of this year. I am SO behind the times!
Plus, my husband sent me a bunch of links to programs that are similar to MS Outlook. I love Outlook. Remember the old days in computers, where when you bought a program, you could put it on every computer you owned? Microsoft won’t let people do that anymore, *ptooey* on them. But my new computer only comes with like a trial version of MS Office, and I don’t know how much it costs to buy the code to unlock the full version. More than I have, I’m sure.
Looks like it’s time to start shedding the MS skin I’ve grown so comfy in. My computer life came of age when MS was pretty much the only kid on the block and made all the rules. But as much as I love them, there are times to branch out a little, step out of the comfort zone. I simply can’t afford $500 for the full Office suite, much as I’d love it.
Maybe if I find those winning lottery numbers, I’ll give you a call. In the meantime, I’m really going to miss you Money, and Word, and Outlook. You’ve been my very good friends for eons in computer years. And I’m sorry I won’t get to know the new baby OneNote. Wow that looks so ME!