Sunday, October 9, 2011
Well, he knows my laptop bit the dust.
It has been limping along, with more and more problems, for quite awhile. A day did not go by that I did not curse Vista.
But Friday, it informed me my battery was dead and could no longer charge. Sure, I could buy a new one and pour more money into this piece of...trash.
Then, when I tried to update my virus software, which it insisted I do or suffer dire consequences, the problems mounted. The outcome, after lots of wasted time? No working virus software.
I had had it, trying to work around all the problems and issues.
So, first thing this Saturday, off I went to Best Buy. After reading one article about Top 10 Laptops on PCMag, I bought one. It's a ASUS, and I also bought a new router...which is another story.
What is amazing?
Within 30 minutes of getting home I had the router and laptop up and running.
Wow, how easy these things are now, compared to the years ago when we all first got computers.
I restored my pictures and music and documents from my back up [you have a back up, right?] and I am good to go!! Yes Sammy, you can play with it next!
I love shiny new electronic toys.
I love finally being able to access the wifi on my Nook and iTouch. I love that the battery life on this laptop is more than 7 hours and it has a huge hard drive.
I love that all my photos [approx 18,000] are safe and that, once again, I have protection from the evils out there in cyber land.
By the way, I stole these two pictures of the wee puppies from my niece.
Specially from her blog, the world from down here. Finally after a year, she has again posted. A YEAR! So I figured she might not notice.