As captured in Slate, it ain't Microsoft Vista-- it's Microsoft Office 2007.
I already hate the new Internet Explorer-- why can't I move the frickin' menu bars anymore?-- but sweet Jesus, I take one look at the Ribbon in Office 2007 and I get hives.
Okay, I understand: progress is progress. And I'm sure there are two million Mac users out there who will praise Microsoft for finally ripping off something useful from Apple.
But while I'm flexible when it comes to my OS, I'm seriously old school when it comes to Office. Because unlike the OS, I spend all my damn day embedded in the minutiae of MS Office. Hell, I just upgraded to Office 2003 when I took my new job last May, and it took me three months to figure out how to use the different version of Powerpoint ("Where the hell did they put the text auto-sizing function, and how the hell do I shut it off?!?"). Now, I'm faced with the inevitable learning curve associated with a wholesale changeover of how Office works. Joy.
I'm guessing, however, that they *still* haven't introduced the one damn piece of functionality I've been praying for since, oh, Office 97-- the ability to manipulate and relocate single pages of text in Word as easily as you can move slides in Powerpoint, or pages in Adobe Acrobat. Seriously, how hard is it to get that, Mr. Gates?