Lust, gluttony, greed, anger, envy, pride, and sloth – Microsoft’s new OS suffers from each deadly sin. Here’s what you can do to minimize the toll each sin takes
The seven deadly sins — for centuries, they’ve shaped the imaginations of poets, priests, and politicians, while giving the great unwashed a frame of reference: Do these things and you’ll burn for sure!
When it comes to software, few products have inspired as much debauchery as Windows. From lust to sloth to envy, Microsoft’s flagship OS platform has proven to be a source of manifold transgression. Zealots have praised it, and pundits have cursed it, while those of us in the IT trenches are forced to actually live with it.
So with Windows 7 just around the corner, it makes sense to examine the product through the prism of these 7 deadly sins. Just how does Microsoft’s new OS drive users to acts of iniquity? And what, if anything, can you, the IT administrator, do to manage the carnal impulses and aberrant behaviors this interloping force of nature engenders?
Lust: Beware Windows 7′s faux-Mac experience, which may drive users to the real thing
Windows 7 inspires lust. Specifically, it arouses an unhealthy yearning for a better computing experience. If you’re an IT administrator, you can see the signs easily: a lingering glance at a contractor’s MacBook Pro, an iPhone in use instead of the standard-issue BlackBerry, browser histories filled with links to macworld.com articles, telltale “my other PC is a Mac” bumper stickers adorning their cubicles.