Friday, May 11, 2007

Life is Good

The rain came this evening and it made me smile. Looking out at the garden just over the back fence, the plants looks as happy as I do.
It was warm here today. I had to run out at lunch to pick up a few things and my truck was HOT! I'm not sure what possessed me to buy a black truck in Alabama. It's pretty but you can smelt steel on the hood in the summer months. I bought the truck in early spring a few years ago when the weather was much cooler but I should have known better.
which is the software I use to build websites, won't run properly on Vista, neither with Believe it or not, my new computer is finally coming along. I should have it to a normal state by this weekend. Buying a computer with Vista loaded was a mistake. The software itself is probably OK, but they released it before other software makers were ready. Dreamweaver, ProTools, and my mailing list program - the stuff I use daily was practically worthless.
When they do have products that will run on Vista, I'll have to buy upgraded versions. The Adobe Dreamweaver suite was going to cost $800. By the time I get everything upgraded, I'll be out a small fortune.
So rather than do that, I decided to simply load my old XP software. Well, that's easier said than done. Gateway, which is the brand I purchased, dropped all support for XP on the computer I purchased. When I called to tell them I was loading XP and I needed some drivers to make it work, they said that it would void my warranty. I come really close to telling them where to stick this computer. I would have had it not been for a kind Gateway technician who said, "I'm not supposed to do this but you can find what you need - here," and he pointed me to a website where I got some of the stuff I needed.
I then enlisted the help of all my geek friends and together they helped me get XP loaded and most of my software working.
So tonight, with the rain gently falling on my garden and me sitting here listening to Mozart and writing this entry on my new computer, life is good.

1 comment:

  1. That certainly isn't a good recommendation for Vista. I've forwarded this to several people I know who are considering an upgrade. It reminds me of the problems I had trying to get my Xerox XK35c to work with XP; it doesn't, and Xerox isn't supporting the product anymore.


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