This is my computer saying good morning to me this morning. I switched it on, did the usual manipulations, and a quick tour of saying hello to everyone and acknowledging comments. A morning routine, no problems, I knew what to do, where to go and computer obeyed. I have now seen an unknown threat on the horizon. Windows has told us that the freebie with Windows 10 is now finished, the deadline has been reached, and from today it is no longer free to upload. Ok, we knew it would happen, and there are still many clinging onto their Windows 7 and hoping this day would never arrive. I would also have been one of these, had I not decided to buy a new computer in the meanwhle with Windows 10 already installed. I even grew to like it, learnt how computer life can be OK when using Mickey Mouse photos to go places and not a list. Humans must adaptaccording to the law of Bill Gates. There was a time when we crawled, then we stood up and eventually began to walk in an upright position. So it is with computer life I suppose, but the changes occur often before the computer is ready for them.
The next great Windows adventure is already programmed. In August, which is actually only two days away, we are getting a new, spectacular, improved version of our well known Windows 10 system, that we have grown to like (love?) and are now accumstomed to. This is not enough, naturally, the world must go on with all its improvements and setbacks. Whilst in a certain country preparations are being made to vote for a new president (no comments, but please let it be a lady) Windows have told us that life must go on and we will be getting a completly new revision of our old acquanted system. It will be known as Redstone, probably more like a brick crashing through your screens, and has so many megabytes to be uploaded, you can only hope that your computer will survive.
Of course it will, we all know how reliable and good the Windows updates are, nothing can stop them, just full of improvements to bring more complications to the life of a golden oldie. If my “good morning” and other entries disappear during August, do not ask me why, but ask the Redstone team. Sometimes life goes just a little too quickly for a grey haired lady. But we will survive, in spite of the megabyte attack. We all know that Windows are always improving their system. Even Apple do it, El Rancho had a quiet update about a week ago, but no problem. After half an hour it was there complete with all the novelties, and you did not even notice that things were different. That is what I appreciate with Apple, there is no shock, no need to utter profanities or feel like an idiot. Apple understands you and acknowledges your state of mind.
Otherwise physical life goes on as usual. The sun is shining, Mr. Swiss is preparing for an excursion to the local supermarket. We forgot that Monday will be 1st August. No big deal? Of course it is, it is the Swiss national day and all the shops are closed. Bonfires will be lit at the top of most mountains to confuse pilots flying over our country. Fireworks will be exploding in every town and village, alerting all radar anti war systems, and marches will be held everywhere, where people are carrying lanterns to light their way – mainly children. Political speeches will be held by certain prominent politicians, local and national, to tell everyone to keep up the good Swiss life and not to be deterred by things happening over our borders. Of course being a population of only 8 million, we are not a danger, just an island in the middle of Europe with probably more cows than humans.
Will we be celebrating? We celebrate every day. Mr. Swiss did ask what he should bring for the evening meal on that memorable day. I/We decided no big deal, just the usual and if nothing else comes to mind, we can always make a patriotic cervelat salad, using the Swiss national sausage.
Have fun everyone, I am off to do other more important things like preserving my own little island of Swiss housekeeping. I will be back, make the most of it, who knows what August will hold for us, perhaps a complete breakdown of the computer system as we know it.