If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times

Software upgrades can cost you much more than they help you. Very few computer users need to upgrade any software, except for daily updates for security software.

Today, I helped a couple who became frustrated after updating from AOL 9.0 to 9.1. They relayed to me that they went ahead with the upgrade because of the promise that AOL would be easier and faster with the upgrade. After the upgrade, AOL changed their Internet Explorer and Firefox home pages, made getting to email more time consuming, and even lost some of their bookmarks.

It didn’t take long to get them back to their familiar 9.0, but they were extremely frustrated by the changes made to their system.

Moral of the story: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it nor upgrade it.

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