Our last kludgy piece of shit was a 2000-vintage HP with a 900 Mhz
But this new baby rocks. At 3.2 GHz, it may not be the fastest thing out there, but (cue Galileo voice) nevertheless, it moves. And the 19-inch flat panel is oh, so easy on the eyes. Our old machine also had a 19-incher, but this one has a tiny footprint and weighs a fraction of what that massive CRT did.
My task this evening - aside from dealing with the mare’s nest of wiring behind the desk - was to get the DSL hookup working. Mission accomplished. I managed to convince BellSouth to send me the new modem gratis - the old one was a five-year-old internal modem, beyond obsolete, and I didn’t feel like screwing with the whole painful process of opening the old computer’s case, taking out the POS, then shoving it into the new one. This one was external, a snap to set up...and router-friendly to boot!
A new computer always takes some getting used to. Like a new pair of shoes, it takes a little breaking in before it’s as comfortable as your old pair. But once we have our New Baby loaded up with a decent chunk of our old image files ’n’ stuff, it’ll feel just like home.