So I have finally done it.
I bought a new laptop, so that the Missus can inherit my old one.
It is a rather nice machine – a Packard Bell EasyNote LJ71
I have spent the last twelve hours transferring gigabytes of data onto it from the old one. Not a joyful task.
It has one or two quirks that will take a little getting used to – a very flat keyboard, that actually feels like a keyboard and not a slab of rubber, a smaller screen (same width as my old one but widescreen, so shorter) and keys in places I don’t expect.
The one major difference though is that it runs Windows 7.
I have never seen Windows 7 in operation before. Of course I have heard a lot about it, but as I didn’t have it on any machine, I didn’t pay that much attention. Now I am learning the hard way.
First impressions? On the upside, it is extremely fast.
On the downside, I find it terribly fiddly finding my programmes. I confess I always set my Vista to ‘Classic view’ menus, but this little feature is no longer available.
I suppose it is something I’ll just have to get used to?
The wheel was perfectly round.
Why did they have to reinvent it?