New Home Computer
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Afternoon watch, 7 bells (3:55 pm)

Last Monday I ordered a new computer to use at home. I've been relying on the laptop provided by the company I work for. It's convenient and portable, and has staved off the need for a new computer at home for several years. Unfortunately, Lorien's laptop is small, and my old desktop just doesn't compare (I built it about five years ago) to new machines.

After building several new Intel Core i7 boxes for the office, I really wanted to get my hands on one for home use. They're fast. I needed an upgrade, and so did Lorien.

Now, to top it all off, our company is considering porting our software to run on the Mac platform. With this possibility in the future, as the IT manager I have a serious need to understand how to use a Mac for the first time in my career.

In the interest of killing as many birds with one stone as possible, on Monday I ordered a new iMac with the Core i7 processor. It should be here by the end of the month. Being a Linux/UNIX guy at heart, it's not a tough step to take but I do expect there to be a learning curve. Fortunately, with the recent redecoration of our living room, I have a spot already picked out for it!

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