Saturday, January 11, 2014
This is the computer I have been using for the past 5 or 6 years.
It was a "hand me down" from my daughter Kate
when she graduated college.
She was updating to an Apple laptop at the time.
Since her "cast off" was newer than the computer I
was using at the time,
I was delighted to get it.
It has served me well for the past few years.
However, I read several months ago that
this spring, its operating system, Windows XP
would no longer be supported,
(plus it was starting to get a bit crotchety).
So…time for an update.
This is my after Christmas gift to myself!
I have had it about a week
and it is amazing how much of my time
it has consumed.
Apple's operating system is
quite different from a PCs
and I am step…by…slow...step
learning the ins and outs.
One thing I have learned during this process is that
you CAN teach an old dog new tricks…
it just takes a LOT longer.