4.21.2008

Feeling experimental.

I spent the afternoon yesterday typing away on my iBook on the front porch, amazed at how easily this "obsolete" machine handled my day-to-day tasks. That's when I got the idea for the experiment...

I know that diehard Mac fans who believe that the Wintel universe is some arid wasteland of malware and crashes are going to find this hard to believe, but my P4 XP box has been running for about five years straight now, only getting rebooted about once every month or so whether it needs it or not. No problems with virii or strings of inexplicable crashes. But it has got to be tired; it just has to be. Plus, it's nothing but a box full of game-shaped distraction at this point.

So as soon as I get this G4 tower up and running, it's going up on the desk to be my main desktop for a while. Call it 30 days. I'll also power down this old Mitsubishi 17" CRT and free up some desk real estate by borrowing a 14" flat panel from my roomie. I'll set up my iMac DV SE slot loader as well. Thirty days of doing everything I need to do on computers on eight year old Macs, the most expensive of which could be picked up for right around $100 on eBay. It'll be fun. I hope.

1 comment:

Standard Mischief said...

Wow, it's like you're reading my mind. I was thinking of doing all my computing day to day mischief on computer junk I've found on the curb and a puppy linux CD rom.

Say a week or so. The only thing holding me back is how to blog about it without boring people to tears.