Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Our Compaq Presario V6010-whatsit bit the dust, after only 1 year on the job. That is disgustingly poor performance. Usually my computers outlive their usefulessness, except for the iBook, which is both obsolete and on its last legs.

We went online at Dell and "built" a nofrills Inspiron 1525 notebook, which should arrive about three days after April 1. No "productivity" software — that's what OpenOffice.org and Firefox are for. Less than $750 after shipping. There was an option for bulding a Windows XP system, but we went with Vista Home Premium anyway — I like Vista, I just hate to maintain it on "Vista Capable" machines like the Compaq (can you say "class action lawsuit"? Sockito'em!)



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