UPDATE – Well I am back online, for now. My current HP is supposed to be a media ready flamethrower. It’s been more like a burn out since I bought the damn thing. It came with Windows Vista and I knew there were issues with Vista then. Now it seems that everything is coming to a head.
For some reason my IP settings get wiped out every so often. The IP blames Vista for not remembering them. I reset them and sometimes they stay and sometimes not. Currently, my previously working wireless setup is down as a result. I-pod girl is none too happy, either. On top of it the machine has made two trips back to the factory. Once for a motherboard. SOOOOOOOOO at this point I am thinking about my options and none are very appealing:
Option 1 – Get Windows 7 and hope for the best. $120.00 +/-. Yet there is no guarantee that will solve my problems and could make things worse.
Option 2 – Get a new machine for around 5-$600.00. Windows 7 will be installed already and I should be up and running in no time. This machine goes back to HP as a lemon. (It’s making a new weird sound now.)
Option 3 – Get a Mac. Cost is definitely an issue and I really don’t know crap about them. Scary proposal there. I don’t really know which model to buy. iMac or Minimac. I don’t know if I am ready for a Mac yet…
So at this point I’ll open this up for discussion. If you have any opinions now’s the time to get them off your chest! For now it’s nap time. Firehouse tonight.