Dried grasses and wildflowers in the winter vineyard.
For the past year, I've noticed my computer slowing down, especially with internet surfing. I know that my hard disks are old enough for me to be worried about them crapping out at any moment. I've been diligently backing up data and photos just in case. But I know that my soon-to-be ten-year old technology is not going to be practical much longer.
So Ken and I did some research and last week I ordered a new machine: a Dell Inspiron Slim desktop. I like the look of the smaller box; it won't be so bulky in the den. The new machine has a new generation processor and a terabyte of disk space, more than my current two drives together.
The computer arrived yesterday and I'm getting it all set up and ready to use now. I'm learning the new Windows 8 system in French (my previous Windows 7 system is in English). So, this may be the last blog post from the old computer. You won't notice any difference when I switch, but I sure will.