Happy Thanksgiving! even though it is just a regular work/school day here (shame Germans don’t believe in celebrating the American holidays. Then again, they do have a ton of their own.) The kids are doing laps around me and the kitchen table, making me nervous since they have to pass over the computer cord every time. I am waiting for someone to trip. I put the highchair in front but they are still trying to sneak by. I guess what’s a kid without a few bruises, right?
On the computer front – I’m getting a new one! Yahoo! The biggest decision is laptop versus desktop. Currently I have a laptop but I wanted a desktop to help me be online less. And to make it easier for Boo to use (shh, he’s getting the Flight Simulator computer game from grandma and grandpa for Christmas – he’s going to flip he’ll be so excited!) But I am getting pressure to get a laptop. Right now there is no real room for a desktop unless we do something upstairs. In a few months (or less) we will be moving so we’ll have a place to put it. If I do get a desktop I’d have to wait a few months to get it (when a friend can bring it when he moves). If I get a laptop I might be able to get it sooner when family visits and they can bring it as “their” laptop in their carryons.
I do like that a laptop is portable, especially with the wireless card. But a desktop seems like it could do so much more, hold so much more info and I really want to start doing digital scrapbooking so wouldn’t that be better on a desktop? I am also going to start learning HTLM code to do webpages for the kids. I am using Dave’s HTLM which my husband told me about. We are actually going to learn together. He’s good at understanding and translating the computer speak for me and I can come up with the creative backgrounds and colors 🙂
So I looked at Dell, Sony and IBM. And the Apple notebook too. Confusing. I heard that the new Vista operating system has bugs. Dell is the only one that still offers XP on some of it’s models. But they are pricey. I like the Vaio from Sony – it looks sleek and you can even get a marbled pink cover, very cool. Apple’s just look cool and it’d be easy to use my iPod with it. Plus they are good for photos and such. Once I hit the IBM’s I sort of just gave up because I don’t know what type of processor (seems Pentium is no longer in??), memory, ram, gigabyte, LCD, whatever. I know about two things for laptops – screen size of 15 or higher and lightweight. And whatever I get has to support the games for Boo and scrapbooking software.
All I really want a computer to do is this: Internet. Photo and video editing; moving making. Scrapbooking. Occasional word processing.
If you know of one that can do all that (laptop or desktop) let me know. I’m lost in the computer jungle.