Saturday, April 17, 2010
I'm Back..............with an iMac!
Monday my Dell computer crashed.
Tuesday I spiraled into semi-deep depression.
Wednesday I began to climb out of my well of frustration, despair and anger.
Thursday I bought a new iMac computer.
Friday I moved my Dell computer out of my office and setup my new iMac.
Today I am writing about this Week That Was.
I decided on Wednesday that I would leave the world of Mr. Softee (Bill Gates) and Windows operating systems. I also decided that I would never buy another Dell computers. Of the five computers I have owned in my lifetime, three of them were Dells. Every one of them crashed. My other two computers were a Tandy (the old Radio brand) and a Gateway computer. I sold the Tandy and the Gateway computer I am still using. Doesn’t say much for the quality of Dell computers does it?
Thursday morning a Dell technician came by the house and installed a new hard drive on my crashed Dell.
Thursday afternoon Bill and I got in his Jeep for the 39 mile (one way) trip to Dover and Best Buy. Not for nothing to they call Sussex County Lower Slower Delaware. Nothing is close down here except for those poor miserable chickens in their wooden cages going to slaughter at the local processing plant.
At Best Buy (after a side trip to Sam’s Club) we were greeted by a slovenly,not too knowledgeable salesman who was missing his bottom two front teeth (which I had a difficult time not to keep looking at that gap between his other yellow teeth – why is it that the sales clerks in reality never look like the ones in commercials?)
I eyed up the iMacs and quickly decided that I wanted the 27-inch version. A good friend of mine purchased an iMac a couple of years ago. He told me he loves it but if he had to do it over again he would get a bigger screen. I decided not to make the same mistake and I’m glad I didn’t. I’m sitting in front of that big screen now and I like it.
I made the purchase, got the three-year warranty (which I will always do after my experience with my Dell), and also purchased a standard keyboard. The iMac comes with a wireless keyboard but it is too small for me. It is the size of a laptop keyboard. That doesn’t work for me because I type with all ten of my fingers. Fortunately my Mother insisted I take typing in high school (back in the Fifties when boys didn’t take such “girlish” courses) and I’ve been typing ever since. With the small laptop keyboard I can’t keep my normal fast typing speed.
Yesterday afternoon and into the night I was glued to my iMac learning the new system. I still don’t know how to set the mail up. I’m not pleased with the built in speakers. I need a sub-woofer for that deep bass boom-boom for my music. I plan to buy the Bose speakers that area available for the iMac. Then I should be set for life.
Now my next job is to try and recover the files that I had backed up daily on my Maxtor external hard drive. I’ll have to load the Maxtor software into my refurbished Dell and go through the process of restoring those files. I don’t think I can restore those files directly to my new iMac because it is a different operating system. I’ll restore them to the Dell and then copy the files (mostly my digital pictures) and move them to my iMac.
I have my work cut out for me the next few weeks. I hope my old brain can handle it.