Yes, I do. And yet I manage to get Windows to work as I want. And I don't mind using IE9. I have been able to get all my old software to work well. I'm probably not as adventurous or demanding in what I do, but I seem to have found tricks over the years that most of my colleagues and students who I'm always told "grew up using computers" never seem to know.
I'm not a PC/Windows hater... To be fair, the main reason I went back to PC from Mac many years ago was that it was harder to use Terminal in the Mac O/S and you had no choice but to but into a windows environment. I miss the old days of booting to DOS and then choosing to run Windows.
But... around the time Microsoft made DOS Prompt the alternate mode... and then basically reduced it to a shadow of its former self... the differences in the Mac O/S and Windows weren't as great... and with a little poking around I find I can do pretty much the same stuff on my Mac as I could under Windows.
I have asked about this, and according to people I know who own iPods, they aren't able to use anything except iTunes for their music on (at least older) Apple products. Perhaps these are the people who shouldn't be using computers? I trusted them when they said I couldn't put all my music from my computer to anything i___.
Yeah, that was a mixed bag of inaccurate and perhaps old advice. WinAMP even makes their MP3 player for the Mac now, though I haven't tried it out yet.
I use VLC Media player rather than QuickTime to play video because VLC supports way more media formats, including the bulk of my old Windows format videos
iTunes grows on you with the Mac... but as a PC user I honestly wouldn't use it there either. Apple doesn't really have as good of support for Windows for Quicktime and iTunes as they do on the Mac. Probably a purposeful thing.
No Kool-aid for years in my house. Of course, the publishers weren't happy. However, they did not change their pricing before Mr. Jobs's idea to make a deal with as many publishers as he could. So, yes, I do blame Apple for instigating this, as I said previously.
I know it seems like Apple started the ball rolling... but it's not like the publishers were dragged kicking and screaming Some people (probably not you) seem to think of Apple as the evil empire... as if Microsoft and other companies haven't similarly tried to take over certain aspects of computers.