I have a desktop and a laptop. Both are around three years old (incredibly old age for computers that suffer through the wear-and-tear and ignorance mine do) and have had current tuneups; they're working fine; whatever little glitch the laptop had seems to be gone.
As long as they're working, they have a home. But whichever one breaks down next is going to be replaced by a Mac. I'm already window-shopping online so I'll be prepared. My daughter has used a Mac laptop for a long time, so she'd be able to advise me in the transition. I'm sure many of my readers could give me some tips... Hyperblogal, for instance, who gave me this piece of advice in a recent comment:
"Donna, I can tell from your love of life, your sense of humor and your willingness to embrace technology to convey all of the above.... that you are a MAC person trapped in a Microsquish world. You must plan now to leave the dark side, come into the light and exit the virus ridden, pop up message world that is MS. There is still time, but you must accept the truth. 9 years running... no viruses over here.
Thanks for the invitation, sir. As long as our current prosperity continues on this homestead, my plan is to "leave the dark side" when one of these antiques crashes permanently. With the present economy like it is, of course, things could change; I might be forced to buy one of those cheapo Dells at Walmart when the need arises.
Otherwise, I'm coming to join you.