Well he hasn't, but I suspect some people will think he has. Just for once in my life, I had enough money to actually pay for something significant. That is, a new computer. Files are being moved across as I speak. I keep having to swap the monitor plug over.
A year ago, I had a quote from out computer man, OK, I will give them a plug. HTek in St Kilda Road, St Kilda formerly of Carlisle Street, Balaclava, for a new machine, $770. The company has done well by us over the years and I would recommend them. The price this year for a superior machine was $660. I bit the bullet and ordered it. I sits beside the old one now, ready to connect to the net, except I forget how to do that and so will need to ring my isp and hope Sol doesn't answer the phone. I have looked at the online instructions, and they are too complicated. I have never had to ftp anything before, and I am not about to start.
Our five year old model was tired and I would hate to loose the latest email if the hard drive buggered up. I do back everything up every so often. Even just file transferring, the new one is lightning fast compared to the old. The case is small and neater too. Our first computer did not have colour coded plugs, but what a marvellously simple thing it was to add colour coded plugs and sockets.
It has four rear usb ports and two at the front. That will work well. As for the specs, I don't care about them, but it has 1gb of RAM and a 250gb hard drive. That should be adequate for us.
It is a nightmare to set up a new computer and get it to a state of what you are used to on your old one.......it actually takes months, but the basics in a couple of days.
Oh, and we bought a new car today. More on that later. Now, can any cobber lend me a quid?