I put off switching computers as long as I could but I did it. Yes, it was painful. Changing operating systems and Office versions left me with very little that looked familiar. The have something called the modern mode. Looks like a large cell phone screen.
It took me hours to find my real email. They had me setting up accounts for things I don’t use. There is a cloud in heaven with my name on it. It contains my blog essays.
I assume that the angels read them during their down time when those devil scamps aren’t tempting us mortal folks.
There are some things that are better. It is way, way faster. I downloaded the Office Suite in 30 seconds. Remember when that took a half hour or more? I do.
The taskbar kept getting lost and it took me a long time to make it stay where it was supposed to be. I am sure I’ll like most things about the updates but in the meantime it’s taking me forever to do anything.
I really like the Google toolbar for Internet Explorer. Damn if that thing didn’t give me fits. It didn’t want to download. Google wanted my first-born before they would give it up. (Do they know my first-born is an old cranky cat?)
Ok, I’m old. I need bigger print. Took me a while to find that on all the different apps. They are also using a charcoal color for some of the formatting information and icons. I like it plain black, just like my coffee! Perhaps I’ll find that command somewhere, sometime.
The touch screen is wonderful and the visibility (except for the charcoal print) is great. Pictures are fabulous!
It’s missing some things my old Dell had like the ability to tap an icon on the side of the screen for instant volume change.
I have to decide if I should use the “modern” mode and learn how it works or stay with my “classic” format. I prefer classic because I know it.
“Modern” mode may be the only choice in the future so perhaps it’s better to learn it sooner than later (when it’s even harder to remember).
There is a lot of stored information I have yet to transfer to my new computer — docs, pictures, address books and calendars but within a week or so, I should be up to speed on this puppy and back to my normal self (which is cranky about something else!).
So far I have a smart car and a smart phone. Now I’ll have a smart computer. All of which are much more capable than I am. The only electronic piece that was quick and easy is my new super-duper Kindle Fire. Love that thing!
By the way, they moved the delete button on the keyboard but I found it. I think those rascals are playing with me!