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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Technology



We've finally, after months of struggling with our not-so-old Dell Windows-based PC with the Vista operating system, jumped ship and bid farewell to Microsoft and sprang for a spiffy new Apple iMac. The screen is bigger than that of the TV we have in the bedroom at 21.5" and the clarity is breathtaking! It will take some getting used to, including this teeny, tiny keyboard with no raised "home row" keys to help you know where your fingers are when you're typing. I don't look at my hands when I type and have always relied on touch, so this will be a bit of a challenge.

Having worked in Information Technology for about 30 years (really showing my age here!), one of my jobs was as a software developer for Apple when they had a facility in Massachusetts in the 1980s. I was there when the original Mac was released, but this souped-up baby is lightyears ahead of that little 512K machine.

All this said, we're working to load pictures and hopefully saved emails from the Windows PC to this new guy, so Simple Folk stuff might be a little sluggish while we convert. Happily, I'm having some fun along the way. Ain't technology grand?

2 comments:

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

That's a beauty - I would love to convert to Mac - but that takes a lot of thinking - what about all my windows based programs - bug question! Have fun!

Amanda said...

Love my Macbook when the kids PC goes I am getting them a big Mac that I can use too but I have to put on a windows partition to run my quilting software.