Stupid New Computer

Actually, my new computer isn’t that stupid. I have recently acquired an HP laptop that I love in nearly every way. It’s a 17” one, so it’s hefty to port around, but it is a joy to use with a big, wide screen and a full keyboard (including a number pad!).

Get this. I cannot change my home page with Internet Explorer.

This doesn’t bother me too much, because I am mostly a FireFox guy anyway, but what is with that? I can change the setting, click Apply and OK, but the homepage always reverts back to the hp web site. What is with that? It’s not even a portal! It just tells me about how I should buy more hp stuff. It has the exact opposite effect. Every time I see that site I think, maybe I should have gotten the runner-up Toshiba.

I already bought the computer. They don’t need to force the way I use my browser anymore.

I sent them a huge flame. Guess what. I have heard no response.

I am sure that there is a way around this. any advice is welcome.

3 thoughts on “Stupid New Computer

  1. Perhaps I have kept myself wilfully naive, but something inside me died when I just read that you don’t still use a Mac.

  2. It’s true. I am (mostly) a PC guy these days. I have said it before and I’ll say it again – the pinnacle of computing was 1991 with Mac OS 7. It’s been slipping downhill on both the Mac and PC side since then. Only Linux shows noticable signs of improvement.

  3. Actually, the pinnacle of computing was the Apple ][e running Apple DOS 3 in the early eighties.

    Usability has taken a beating ever since.

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