The US has helped keep the free world free since the end of World War 2, and some people resent that and the failure of their preferred ideology.
If anything, the US has maintained a tight grip over the "free world" since the end of WWII. You are free to like this definition of "freedom", but this is not what freedom is supposed to be like.
Anyone who hangs around on car forums and blogs knows well European cars have on average a pretty bad reliability record and terrible resale values, while the Americans have gone a long way to improve both the technology and reliability.
You must live in a parallel universe if you believe this. Most European cars, and that includes both Volvo and all German brands simply play in a different (better) league with respect to quality when compared to the Big 3. The latest 3 million car GM recall is just one proof of that.
There is big difference between not using something and not being able to use something. What you are saying is basically you don't use the start menu which you equally could "not use" if it was there. I can't get used to not having the start menu, because it's not there. It's not that I can't get around it:
- I can install a 3rd party start menu
- I can pin all the apps I need to the taskbar, which is what I do now.
But it is not convenient, it's extra effort. Also, not having start menu really sucks when working over RDP where I have to move the mouse at the exact left bottom corner to get what I need. Yes, I can learn the new patterns, but why do I have to? Especially, on Windows Server where nobody in there right mind would use touch screen.
P.S. The start menu thing has been discussed so many times already.
Every decision that Microsoft makes affects nearly every human being in the modern world.
So does their every indecision. And in this case a wrong decision they've been stubbornly holding on to for too long.
You don't know that. There are much smarter people than you, at Microsoft, who know whether this statement is true or not.
You don't know that [there are much smarter people than me, at Microsoft].
And I actually do know that, because the start menu is just about visual representation of what's installed on the system - all the programs still go to C:\Program Files, for god's sake. If MS couldn't show me a list of shortcuts without breaking something, I would have some bad news for them