The last week has been quite an experience, let me tell you. For someone who spends most of every day on the computer, having only limited computer cpabilities for a week is a nightmare. It is not an experience I want to go through again any time soon.
My original intention was to buy myslef a nice big, in terms of power, laptop – one that would be able to run all the productivity software I use as well as my favorite RPG games, World of Warcraft and Neverwinter Nights 2. I found exactly what I wanted at the local Staples and they even set it up for me as a Windows Vista computer. Iplanned on making it a double boot system – it would boot in either Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Trouble with doing that is that all new PCs come with Windows Vista and there are some major hurdles for the average computer user in setting up a double boot system with Vista. But there is a new version of Ubuntu due out in November that will hoperfully resolve that issue
Qnyway, I bought this really awesome HP laptop and tried it out for a few days. It handled all my games and software beautifully. There was only one problem. It uses a wide screen format and even at the smallest screen resolution, things were too hard for me to read on my gmes where Ihave no control over fonts. I beed a 1024 x 768 screen resolution to be able to read the fonrs on my games but that resolution distorts the graphics on a wide screen format. So, I kept the lap top for my daughter and bought myelf a new HPtower to run with my 19 imch flatscreen monitor. Continue reading The Joys and Pains of Computer Shopping