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Old 07-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #4961
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I am sitting here and Windows decides it is just the right time to install an important update. It shuts down my computer and when it comes back, I can't even get my home page. So I went in and did a restore. Oh great. It wiped out all my saved email for DC. I also had some important names and addresses that I was going to add to my contact list. Gone!

This is more than a Petty Vent but not quite a Raging Angry Vent. Dang close to it though. I hate Windows!
Ads, buy a Mac...then you wont have to deal with Windows

I love my Mac Mini and the OP system on it is so good and easy to use
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #4962
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Ads, buy a Mac...then you wont have to deal with Windows

I love my Mac Mini and the OP system on it is so good and easy to use
Yeah, but a Mac will cost about three times as much.

Addie, since you probably don't have to have any software that only runs on Windog, you could consider running Linux on your current computer. You can get just about any software you might need for free for Linux.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #4963
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Yeah, but a Mac will cost about three times as much.

Addie, since you probably don't have to have any software that only runs on Windog, you could consider running Linux on your current computer. You can get just about any software you might need for free for Linux.
I'm with you taxlady I'm not sure how they can justify the price of a mac. The operating system is great, but the hardware itself isn't anything special that only they have, most is the same stuff that you'll find in a pc. I've built a pc, and it's cool being able to completely customize it.

I run Linux on an old laptop in the kitchen, it's a really solid operating system and Free!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #4964
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Himself gutted our old tower and put Ubuntu in. Connected it to the big flatscreen and watches Hulu etc on it. Works great. And yes, it's free!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #4965
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Yeah, but a Mac will cost about three times as much.

Addie, since you probably don't have to have any software that only runs on Windog, you could consider running Linux on your current computer. You can get just about any software you might need for free for Linux.
I too love Mac, but it is and always will be way out of my price range. Spike is in the process of cleaning up my computer. I have already noticed it is running much faster. Today he is my hero.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #4966
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I too love Mac, but it is and always will be way out of my price range. Spike is in the process of cleaning up my computer. I have already noticed it is running much faster. Today he is my hero.
You could try out Linux without taking Windog of your computer. It is possible to have "dual boot". That means you would be able to choose between Linux and Windows when you start your computer. That way you could try out Linux before deciding to give up Windows.
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I'm teaching myself to use my left hand for mousing and track pad. I've got inflammation in my right wrist, again. Previously, that only happened from mousing too much. This time it started from using the trackpad/touchpad. I bought a small, wireless mouse, but that doesn't seem any better.

Switching between mouse and trackpad is annoying. I want the cursor speed slow for the mouse and fast for the trackpad. Aargh!
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I'm teaching myself to use my left hand for mousing and track pad. I've got inflammation in my right wrist, again. Previously, that only happened from mousing too much. This time it started from using the trackpad/touchpad. I bought a small, wireless mouse, but that doesn't seem any better.

Switching between mouse and trackpad is annoying. I want the cursor speed slow for the mouse and fast for the trackpad. Aargh!
Try switching to your left hand for awhile. It is tough at first, but can be done. It is also good for your brain to use the non-dominate hand for routine things like brushing your teeth in the morning.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #4969
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Try switching to your left hand for awhile. It is tough at first, but can be done. It is also good for your brain to use the non-dominate hand for routine things like brushing your teeth in the morning.
That's what I'm doing. Yeah, I should probably try to do as much as possible with my left hand. I just washed some dishes by hand and had to do it mostly left-handed, because it hurt when I used my right hand for scrubbing, etc. I am of the firm belief that if it hurts, it's your body telling you to stop doing it. (Doesn't count for "good pain". That's just a warning to be careful, go easy.)

The hard part is remembering to use my left hand. I'm no spring chicken and I've never had to use mostly my left hand before. Teaching an old dog new tricks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #4970
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To make it easier, you can also use the settings in Control Panel/Mouse to reverse the functions of the buttons so that your main functions are controlled by the right button (your left index finger) and alternate functions are controlled by the left button (your ring finger).

You also might be able to control the speed of each, mouse and trackpad there too.
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