While I’m Feeling Brave

August 19, 2009

A couple of days ago, I ordered a new hard drive.  I’ve had this one since 2004.  I decided to add a new graphics program and my system didn’t meet even the most minimum requirements.  The response time has been slow (I may have a lot of junk on the computer) — have I talked you into agreeing that I needed a new CPU?  Well, regardless, I did it.  The new Dell has 4 G of RAM so I can manipulate photos and install the new graphics design program, it has a 320 G hard drive.  I wonder if I can fill that up before I am too old to play on the computer?  It has a huge video card and a super fast processor.  I am so excited — it will arrive on Monday.

While I was being revolutionary, I downloaded Firefox and deleted Internet Explorer.  I’ve been an IE user since there has been a Worldwide Web.  The new Version 8 was the last straw, however.  It slowed everything down to a crawl; when I tried to open a file in “My Favorites”, IE proceeded to  download every site in that file at the same time.  THAT did not make the computer happy.  So — it’s a new day in Penni’s computer world.  I have Firefox, I have a new hard drive on its way.  It’s a revolution!


  1. Garrett says:

    Welcome to Firefox! I made the switch about 4 years ago and have never looked back! Its amazing! User friendly! And i use mozilla thunderbird now instead of outlook express. Much nice 🙂

    welcome 🙂 >:)

  2. traci says:

    Firefox is a far superior program! 🙂 I forget when I switched, but I only use IE when I have to (at work, mostly).

  3. Switching is fun isn’t it? I just went to a Mac after five years running Linux at home. So far so good! BTW, I second the Thunderbird comment — if you like Firefox you should give TB a try! (Although I use Opera. I just like being weird.)

  4. Tony says:

    I changed to Firefox about 6 months ago. I was reading how it’s more secure & faster etc. Since having Firefox my anti-spyware program scans now finds very little if any spyware stuff getting through compared to when I was using IE