Well, I thought the notebook was all better last night (it worked for several hours after I did a reinstall of WIndows XP). But then it shut down again.
So today, after visiting a customer, I went to Best Buy and bought myself a new computer. Oooo boy is it sweet.
I’m still going to get my notebook fixed, I still plan on using it for e-mail and other fun stuff, but the new computer will be more dedicated to the business. Maybe….it will do a lot of fun tricks.
I justified this by the fact that after this book is finished, my next project is a DVD, and I’ll "need" the capabilities that this will one will provide.
This one does have Vista on it, and I was a little worried about the version of CorelDraw I’m using, but so far, so good — it seems to be doing what it is supposed to. It also has a 19 inch widescreen monitor, so WOW. I could see my drawings really good before — but now! LOL
The new computer is a Hewlett Packard Media Center PC with 2GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive. Wireless keyboard and mouse. Did I mention the 19 inch monitor?
Yes, I’m a geek. But that’s part of why you all like me, right? LOL
Back to drawing and editing!