January 3rd, 2009

Sheri Manga

New year, new computer...

I bought a new computer. :) My old laptop was purchased as a spur of the moment replacement for my stolen laptop two years ago and I never really had the time back then to fully research and buy one that had the specs that I really wanted... at the time, I just needed a computer to work on my sites.

So, recently, it became very clear that my old laptop was VERY insufficient in terms of RAM, hard drive space, etc. for me to effectively keep up with my website business. And when I dropped my computer bag recently at O'Hare and screwed up the battery, that was the final straw... So I finally did some research and bought a computer that I really wanted.

Now those who know me well know that I'm a person who doesn't deal well with technology change (all other changes I love)... I rarely want to upgrade the programs I'm using - I'm probably the only person out there who actually configured my old laptop to have the "classic windows 98" look even though I was reluctantly running XP... That being said, I HATE WINDOWS VISTA. Hate it. Mark said that I just need to get used to it... but it's awful and I'm really, REALLY not liking the way it renders my IE browser (WHERE the heck is my favorites menu? and WHY on earth would clicking an arrow for a folder in the favorites menu open ALL the pages in that folder?? Who would do that??) :P

Vista aside, I'm really liking my new laptop... it's smaller and lighter than my old one and it has MUCH more hard drive space and a lot more RAM (thank goodness!) I still haven't been lured over to the "mac side" just yet (though Mark always tries...) I'm a PC person through and through... Maybe one day. ;)

Hopefully I'll be able to get used to Vista... at least enough to bond effectively with my new laptop. ;) Hope you're all having a nice start to the new year! :)
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