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#1 miocean

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:37 AM

Do you use a laptop or desktop? Is it a mac or pc? I have both but prefer the desktop. They are both macs. My desktop is old and the monitor doesn't work well so we are buying a new one. We went yesterday to look at them and are going back next week to get it. They will move all the things off my old computer to the new one for me. I am excited! I got my laptop when I got sclero, I didn't know how sick I would be and whether or not I'd be able to go up and down stairs. Fortunately that hasn't happened.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

Hi miocean,

Sorry for the delayed post. I have a 2 1/2 lb. ultralight PC laptop. It's about 5 years old and is basically what today would be considered a 12 inch netbook, except netbooks have much more memory and bigger hard drives than my computer does. It's my only computer, and I've been extremely happy with it. It can even run Firefox, 2 or 3 Office programs, and Acrobat Reader all at once.

I've read that it's recommended that people stick with what they're comfortable with, either PC or Mac. I've always had PC laptops. I'd love to get a desktop, but really need a very portable computer and I can't afford to buy two.

Have fun with your new computer! That's so exciting!

Hugs,

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:06 AM

Hi Miocean

I have a PC desktop which is quite new (about 18 months old); prior to that I had an ancient desktop which was donated to me by my sister-in-law. It was so slow it used to drive me mad but this one is much better and quicker.

I know very little about computers really; I do another couple of forums and I remember being so pleased the first time I did a link and posted a photo and it worked...how sad is that?!! :rolleyes: :lol:

I've finally been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century!! ;)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:14 AM

Hi Miocean, I used to run a PC desktop until about 2 ½ years ago when I changed to an mac 20 inch aluminium desktop computer. I much prefer the mac, it is stable and does just what I want it too, it also looks good and doesn't take up a lot of space on my desk. It is reliable and I don't constantly get silly messages that I got from a windows PC.

Are you buying the new mac 27inch one?

Enjoy your new computer Miocean.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:53 PM

Hi Miocean,

I've got both a laptop and a desktop, both PC's, much to my more technologically competent family's disgust. The desktop is getting pretty old and creaky, but I still love it for its keyboard (I can do all the special characters that are needed for foreign languages by using the ALT key plus a combination of numbers on the 10-key numerical pad at the side of the keyboard) and its nice old mouse. I like the laptop because it's portable and warm on my lap. It's got a pretty good specification and so far no hiccups with anything I've installed on it.

Hmmm, I wonder if we could lobby computer manufacturers for Raynaud's-friendly models?? :P
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

I am use HP lapatop..

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

Hi Miocean,

I have a laptop which I almost killed completely a couple of weeks ago,(don't ask!) but I have a friend who is a dab hand at all things computer related, so after two bus rides and a three and a half hour coach trip, said friend breathed life back into my laptop. Had this been a desk top, this expedition would not have happened and computer would probably be in 32 or 64 bits out on my patio,lol! And I had a lovely week with my friend in Norfolk into the bargain.

Enjoy your new toy, where would we be without them, they are such a life line to the outside world.

Take care

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:17 AM

I have a Mac Book (laptop) and I love it! :wub:

#9 miocean

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:38 AM

Hi everyone,
Never did get the new imac. I just didn't have the energy to go get it and then got sidetracked by the kidney transplant. A good excuse I think. I can't go in a mall for several more weeks so I am dealing with my old one with the bad monitor and that constantly has to be rebooted. There are some pages I can't read because of the monitor and forget videos, I can't see them. If I feel it is important I'll watch it on my laptop but I really prefer the desktop. Soon I will have a new toy.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:09 AM

You'll enjoy your iMac even more when you finally get it, it will be worth the wait!

Hope things are still going well for you since the transplant.


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#11 miocean

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:30 PM

It took long enough but I FINALLY have my new iMac. What a difference from my old g4 Cube. I can read the monitor and watch videos and photos now. It is beautiful! It has a few bugs I have to call support for but they will get worked out.

I had an independent tech come out to hook up the wireless and I'm glad I did. It took him 3 hours, can't imagine what it would have taken me. He had to do a special connection with my wireless printer to Time Capsule, a back up drive and modem, because the printer is too old for it. He also did some work on my laptop, ends up the reason it was jumping off line so much was it needed a new airport card. He said he would have it for me by the end of the week. It is nice to be up to date again.

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