(Disclaimer, the following is not necessarily my views or the views of any sane, normal person, but hey, it sure was fun to type it out....)
It was fun for a while. You would always want to try the newest game or play some music, even in our lowest of spec years. But now....now that you've got that new Vista look, all the fun's gone out. You don't seem quite as energetic as you once were. Your icons, those which were once so colorful and perky, now seem dull, and sagging in all the wrong places. When I bring home this hot new game to try, all you want to do is run your updates then roll over into sleep mode. And don't even get me started about how...eh...off-color...you are when woken up....wow...sometimes you just go all blue in the face when things don't go your way....
I have a confession to make...I've been tinkering with another operating system. I guess it all started several months ago, after yet another one of your blue-face tantrums. I had to get out of the house for a while, you know, cool off. It was while walking through my favorite geek-topia, checking out the scene, that I collided with that vision, that awe-inspiring muse. I was stunned...I almost couldn't take my eyes off but finally did for fear of making a fool of myself. I raced back home trying to figure out how and what to do so I could meet that stunning vision I ran into. I was so excited when I got home I barely noticed when you rolled over and did your updates again, I was on a quest!
I did my research thoroughly, I knew what it would take to officially meet this muse, but I didn't currently have that kind of worthiness. I discovered that I didn't necessarily have to have a mountain of resources to be considered worthy. It would take cleverness, a small amount of resources, and yes...I'm afraid it would also take a little bit of deception. At the time, I didn't care though.....I just HAD to meet this divine inspiration!
If you had been wondering what had been going on in the guest partition in the back...yes...that was it. All I needed was a small outlay to obtain my muse's attention and a few small clever tricks to make the place comfortable. Once that was done, it was no problem at all getting nice and settled. Oh wow this was so much different from before! The menu bars, so supple and toned...the silky smoothness of the..um..animations...and the roundness and shapeliness of the corners...and that Dock! I've never seen anything like it! The icons just bounced along in that ultra-perky fashion to get your attention, which, I have to say, worked QUITE well....<ahem> But there was one thing that we couldn't do quite as well as you can. Let's just say you're....more flexible....MUCH more flexible. I still remember all those evenings spent seeing JUST how flexible you could be and pushing you to your limits and back....that was MOST enjoyable....
However, it was apparent from the beginning though, that this setup would never really truly work out. Oh, for the most part it was great, everything ran smoothly, but there's always just one or two minor things...those little "gotchas" that come from living like this. It was obvious a new place was in order.
So that brings me to this. My muse and I are moving to a new place. I'm told the new place is better designed than this one, with clean lines and big, open windows. Even though the interiors are a bit outdated, and there's almost no way to change them, I'm told that they will all "just work" together and that even then it's all probably still too good for the likes of me. I don't care, it will be glorious.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you! My muse is so generous, there's enough room for you here too! It's guaranteed to be comfortable for you and maybe you both could operate in tandem sometimes too! Wouldn't that be awesome? What do you say?