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I'm just setting up my new laptop, a Toshiba Tecra S2.
1.73 Ghz processor,
1 GB RAM
60 GB HardDisk
My old Compaq is getting a bit old in the tooth and actually has an araldite and ducttape patch on its broken hinge.
I decided that I should replace it before it finally croaked and can stop apologising for its battle scarred appearance at presentations and meetings.
I took delivery of TECRA #1
Thursday night it died after several freezes...NOT GOOD!
Took it back to my IT tech stuff vendor who agreed I should get a new one. Toshiba apparently agreed when they checked it and found it DOA. Today the I collected the new one and, so far, so good.
Anyway, I guess I took the right decision to get a new one before old trusty expires. I'll leisurely transfer stuff and relegate old lapdog to desktop use, as it outperforms my current home desktop.
With LANs and thumbdrives (1 GB) transfer of programs and files is much easier than it used to be.
Frankly I don't care to get caught with a total loss of system. I have enough on my mind without that sort of grief.
At work our second offshore field came on stream this week, so we're doing our bit to keep the oil flowing.
Currently trying to get another five platforms contracted out to build, and another to float out and install next month.
We haven't had a good discussion on IT hardware since Quig's last urgings for us all to go Mac. So any comments welcome, during the race break.