Learning to Ride
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|Mon, 08-11-2008 - 3:53pm|
Furry Murray and I gave up trying to get into chat around 11 P.M. ET last Saturday. That's right! FM was trying to help me. The Dinosaur Dell wouldn't boot. When it did boot up, it froze or would not connect to the Internet. FM logged me into his computer. It required bunches of information before I could get online.
Once online, FM's laptop seemed to have a problem with iVillage. That's not surprising since he never cleans out the history, cookies, or temporary folders.
He went laptop shopping for me online Sunday morning. He handed me a printout with a Dell 1525 and asked what color I wanted. Since the 1525 is an Inspiron and not a Studio laptop, it doesn't come in purple - and they charge extra for a colored case. Black is fine. Black is wonderful. It's all silver on the inside and has pretty blue lights.
We're still loading software and working on our wireless network. I'm gingerly wandering around Vista and tomorrow I plan to investigate Word 2007. It's sort of like learning how to ride a bike. Hope it turns out more like learning to ride a horse since a horse doesn't want to get hurt and usually knows the way home. ;-)
This is going to be fun! It's not just the speedy connection and fast computer. I'll be able to spend more quality time here with my friends instead of waiting for screens to change at the speed of drying paint. Grass grows faster than the Dinosaur!