THE GREAT COUNTDOWN—AND THEN THE BOX IS OPENED
I would like to say that I opened the computer box at the crack of dawn—and had it up and running by lunch; but, apart from my data, I have roughly 50 programs to download or transfer, and that is not a trivial amount of work; and then they will have to be tweaked. Realistically, I expect the task to take the rest of the week, and possibly intrude into the weekend. And I did not open the box until the evening.
My great concern is whether the machine will prove powerful enough. For far too long, I have been living with a machine that worked fine for basic writing and minimal browsing, but froze or otherwise misbehaved if I stressed it in any way. Foolish me for putting up with it for so long, but I managed (at the cost of time), was used to the machine—and dreaded the normally painful transition.
To further complicate matters, this machine—which I have named SPINNAKER—has Windows 8 as its operating system, and not only have I never used it before, but reports on it have been decidedly mixed.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will tell the tale—and Wednesday; and Thursday; and Friday….