So happy!

New lappy!

I realized that I really had to replace Persey a few months ago. She still worked okay, but the power cord issue was just getting to be a mind-numbing frustration. Sure, I can get it fixed, but when you get down to it, I really just need to get a newer model.

That, and my sister Debbie needs a laptop so that she can work from home, too, on her own machine.

So, meet Erebus. He’s the first boy-computer I think I’ve ever had. He’s sleek and black and has a dingle. He’s a Compaq Presario, which I didn’t think I’d really like, but he had everything that I wanted AND was on sale AND ended up costing less than half of what I was looking at to spend on just about any other comparable machine, which meant I was able to get an HP all-in-one with fax, and still ended up spending close to half of what I was expecting.

This makes me the happy!

I’m going to try an experiment with Erebus. Instead of loading all of the usual suspects – MS Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, etc. etc. – I’m going to try to go all open source. I already have Open Office on here (which I’m kinda diggin’ now), and I’m going to try out a few HTML WYSIWYG programs. I’ve already got GIMP on here (hey, J? Some help here?).

This excites me, makes me happy.

And now, back to work.

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  1. January 30, 2009

    Happy New Laptop Day. My Blackbook says hello.
    Meanwhile, I’ve got open office and a bunch of open source (turns out there’s a ton of open source software for us mac types).
    I’m really happy with Open Office, cuz if I need to i can convert any .odt file into any form of file for all sorts of programs, which has been really handy. I can make things into MS Word files without having to pay for word on mac. 😀
    So far, I dig open source.

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