A change of direction here at the moment, I am afraid. I am going to have to put my plans for the laptop on hold, at least for the time being.
It looks as if my main computer may well have died. I have been working on it for the past few days. It is obvious to me now though that this computer has just reached the end of its days and needs to be left to rest in peace. Ten years is not a bad age for a computer, is it not? It has been an absolutely brilliant computer!
Anyway, I need to have something reliable to use at the moment. The laptop has been used a lot the past few days and frankly its performance has been abysmal! I do not have the time or the energy to sort it out at the moment as am going away in two weeks time and have just so much I need to do before I go. So, I need to buy a new computer of some kind as soon as possible and would be grateful for some advice/ideas from you on what to buy.
Most people seem to have laptops today, do they not? I guess a nice new laptop does seem quite an attractive idea. The only thing which makes me hesitate is the fact that I use the present comp a lot to listen to music. It has 5 speakers and the sound was very good. Will miss that.... but anyway, the sound aspect is an important one for whatever I buy.
I still might update the laptop at a later date, as it would be great for us to have another machine that my husband could use. I have used the laptop a lot in the past few days though - and frankly its performance has been abysmal! I think it would need some diagnostics run on it before I would think of updating. Especially as the past few days of working on this computer have really brought home to me how utterly useless and inadequate I am at all this stuff. I have found it really heavy going, although I really do try very hard!
On a slightly less depressing note, I want to thank GTG - and especially you - because without you I wold not have known about Puppy Linux. It has been invaluable to me the past few days and in particularly last night when it enabled me to retrieve a couple of files from my second hard drive that I urgently needed to work on. (Everything is backed up, apart from the two little files I needed!) So thank you very much.
Edited by Channeal, 06 August 2016 - 02:04 AM.