I sometimes order nootropics from sources in India. Sometimes it works out OK…sometimes not. It always feels…skanky and unsettling.
I feel the same way about Windows. I owned two Windows computers back in the 90s and they were troublesome. But in the past two years the two PC systems I’ve built have given me spasms of hurt.
-Viruses and malware (not porn induced!)
-A microsoft auto-installation of Windows 10 (without my permission) over top of my Windows 8.1 install. The installation was not only coerced it led to an incomplete OS and I ultimately was forced to purchase a new OS install disc.
-4 months later I wake up one morning and windows won’t boot. After googling around I saw I had no option but to do a complete re-install
-Boot and sleep issues that widely afflict some Asus MBs…
-Nonexistent Asus tech support
-Then today a render slave suddenly stops rendering. I go back to inspect the problem and the system is starting and shutting itself off cyclically. I finally get the BIOS up and now it doesn’t see my boot drive!
I’ve learned more about mother board error codes and system registries than I care to think about.
It’s really a shame that Apple put me in this situation with product decisions and pricing…because Apple systems are pure trouble-free bliss.