Monday, 23 August 2010

The Computer is dead. Long live the Computer!

Well, computers do rule our lives, don't they? And like monarchs, when one dies, you have find a successor straight away.

I am now the possessor (or should it be loyal subject?) of a shiny new laptop. My computer gave up the ghost last week. It's always a traumatic experience, and I still don't know if I can get all the data retrieved.

I've also switched from an iMac to a Windows laptop. (If you're technophobic, you may want to stop reading now.)  I decided I couldn't justify the extra money for another Mac, but as I started to use Mr Kitsch's laptop last week, I began to realise that I'm a Windows user at heart, anyway. I just don't get why people rave about Macs. There's very little that works better on a Mac, and a lot that works better on Windows.

Now that I have my new laptop with Windows 7, it feels like coming home. Even the fact that they fail to put 'proper' email software on Windows 7 (yes really!), hasn't put me off. The main problem is that I only had half my data backed up, so if Dr McApple can't get it for me I'm a bit stuck. Main problem at the moment is not having anybody's email addresses. Oh well.

So that was why there was no blogging from me last week (did anyone notice?). I've actually got lots to tell you about, but that'll have to wait until next time.


Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

I do hope you and your new computer will be very happy together..
It does feel like a life line has been severed when these things go Kaput!
Not sure I can forgive you though for switching your allegiance to a PC!!
Long live apple macs.. well.. mine at least!


Christine said...

Hi Elaine. Yes ! I did notice....I was waiting for Creative Wednesday.

You were missed.......but you're back, so all is good. x x

menopausalmusing said...

I totally understand how bereft you felt when your computer died. Its awful, isn't it? You are about the first persona I have ever read about who has switched allegiance FROM an apple.......

I still secretly lust after one and hope the Toshiba I am typing this on can forgive me for writing this!!!