There are a lot of days where I doubt whether I’m a geek when I’ve been surrounded by people who code apps, websites, or have done something more involved than myself, but tonight is one of those moments when I’m reminded that I am.
I’ve been a fan of, and follower of, Microsoft since I was a kid. Grew up with a Windows 95 machine, soon replaced with a 98 machine, and then the long mainstay of Windows XP.
I followed the buildup of Longhorn through Thurrott’s Supersite for years, and signed up to be part of the consumer testing for Windows Vista, getting physical disks actually sent out to me of the Beta, Release Candidate, and then purcahsed the retail version. Windows 7 was similar, taking part in the Beta, Release Candidate builds, downloaded that time around, and then installed the OS on launch day (actually pre-ordered it).
So, tonight I’m installing Windows 8. I dove into the Developer, Consumer, and Release Previews from time to time, though not to the extent I stayed with the previous OSes. Still, to finally have 8 will be great, no doubt.
I’m a geek in that I really love seeing what Microsoft is doing for their software that involves consumers. Windows has long fascinated me, Office less so though I’ve long been a believer of the Ribbon.
Anyhow, I’m on cloud nine tonight and will likely continue to be an annoyance for a few more days.