Monday, August 11, 2008

Singing The Praises of the New

Wow is it ever fun getting a new toy. Spurred on by seeing how flexible and fun it seemed to have a laptop, I am jumping into the big kid's pool with this baby:
So far so good, transferring files over from the old one will of course take a while. Oh that and learning the ins and outs of Vista, which I think is okeydokey so far. And you would definitely crackup seeing me try and learn how to get along without a mouse.
Lots of people said to get a Mac, but I just couldn't bring myself to pay twice as much. Especially for what I use the computer for. If I was doing tablet drawing or web design or graphic design for a living I probably would have gone for it. But since I honestly just use this for my photos, email, blogging and home stuff it didn't seem worth it. I'd rather get a new tv at some point in the near future. These are the tradeoffs one makes in a single income family!
Sheesh, hello, new computer, you'll not find me complaining!

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

hope you enjoy it. Using a mouse pad drove me crazy at first too, but I hate using a mouse now... it gets easier with time and practise. :-)

Deb Lacativa said...

OR you can buy an inexpensive (really!) little wireless mouse that comes with a receiving dingus that plugs into one of the USB slots.

My brother came late in life to computers and complained so bitterly of being a mousepad oaf until I turned him on to this alternative.

Deirdre said...

Congrats - is this an hp? I use a mouse (and sometimes a tablet) with mine - I can use the padthing, but its a pain in the butt a lot of times.

I also watched a training video on lynda so that I could figure out what features I should keep and which ones should be turned off. Most of the "cool" things like the transparency features are memory hogs.

You are going to have SO MUCH FUN!

:-D eirdre