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It is with great sadness that I write this. I have experienced the death of a great friend - my desktop computer! The poor thing put up a valiant fight but ultimately lost its battle with the electrons late yesterday evening on May 15, 2010. It is now the largest paperweight that I own. I donít think my reprogramming it with a new OS every week had anything to do with it, but my beloved wife, Carolyn, simply gets the giggles when I try to explain away the cause of death as NOT being from installing a new OS every week.
I will limp along with my laptop for awhile. I just cannot justify spending money on a computer at this moment in time. However, I thought I would take this time of grieving to clear my conscience over a love affair Iíve been having. Iím smitten with Apple Computers. It is totally possible that I may wind up with an Apple notebook. Yes I know it is proprietary and therefore forbidden fruit for a Linux Ė Open Source guru. But Iím being tempted almost to a point of collapse. How does iPad sound?
I think the deceased unit will become an organ donor. I will remove its drives and store them for future use (if they arenít diseased) and have a decent burial at a computer recycling center. There will be no viewing or funeral service but potentially a memorial service later in the summer. The Man Cave will never be the same! The unit has been a faithful friend and partner since 2005 and leaves behind cables and monitors and adapters and USB ports from our first upgrade.
Below is the Apple iPad that I am lusting after above and beyond all other alternative computer replacements.
John is a Google Ninja and is a member of the TOT-Linux User Group, as well as, the Bentsen Grove Resort PC User Group.