There is a CPU sitting in my office from 2002 fully loaded with a 80GB hard drive and 256 MB of RAM. I run Linux off it.
It cost $1600+ (BT — before taxes) back in the day. In 2002. It actually ran Windows XP. It’s hard to imagine.
I’ll pause while you slap your thigh with a cowboy hat and bend over laughing.
An HP Mini keeps that CPU company, sporting 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. It’s been a good little value. A mini value. Highly portable, and easy to connect to a 21″ flat screen. Again, Windows XP.
But lately, I began to bite my nails over how much longer that mini gem might last. To save my nails and my sanity, I caved and bought a laptop with a 17″ screen.
It is RAM and hard drive heavy.
It’s cruising with Windows 8.
It is a Niagara Falls leap from XP to W8.
My brain hurts.
By the end of tomorrow, I hope to have it fully functional — packing my programs and files, wearing my apps, Skyping and G-Mailing, and Google-chatting.
I’m bringing in support.
Mr. Super Techlet.
He’s working for cookies.
Cookies I baked myself.
Cookies I taste-tested myself.
I might’ve left him some.
Shh. Don’t tell. He never, ever reads this blog.
Stay tuned. The regularly scheduled blogging will resume shortly.