My computer was old, eight years is a century for technology, an eon, and the poor old geezer couldn’t be upgraded any further. Apple had long ago abandoned machines of such vintage and browsers followed suit, dropping their support soon after. I hung on to the thing for purely sentimental (then financial) reasons. But when it started failing for the fourth time, my sentiments changed and I started to call it names.
We agreed to go our separate ways. My old Apple G4 PowerBook, running the ancient 10.4.11 (Tiger) operating system, has resigned. It’s now working for the tech guy who tried to fix it. Over and over and over again. In exchange I got a new (to me) system that runs on 10.6.8, a huge improvement in performance and compatibility. It gets along with everyone, even me. And my old software works like a charm, which comes as a huge, cost-saving relief.
A new era begins. I hope.
As I, for the very last time, install software and fonts and files and browsers, please enjoy a festive Christmas performance by those merry Muppet bell ringers and singers: Animal, Beaker, and Swedish Chef. I will be back soon, with no computer talk whatsoever. Thank you for your patience and forbearance.
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