I've had to buy myself a new laptop. The old one was 'full-up' and had become listless and lazy. The new one is much faster and seems ready to perform the most difficult of tasks.
But all is not well. There are one or two oddities with the new machine. For example when I press the @ key it comes up as ". And when I press the " key it comes up as @. I don't really have a problem with this; I will learn to adapt, but why on earth did they do it?
Another thing is that all my photos from the 12th July to today have totally disappeared, and as try as I will, I have failed to find them.
I had previously given-up reading the Daily Mail, mostly on account of all those young 'celebs' showing off their 'ample assets' in the sidebar of shame. But now it has suddenly reappeared on my task bar as if by magic. I shall probably delete it again, even though its news coverage is quite good.
Otherwise it has proved very simple to set-up, even if it does insist on American spellings for which I cannot find any method of change.
It's always fun buying a new laptop. I must now have about 6 or 7 old ones lying in dusty boxes. I don't know why I keep them; it drives Lady M bonkers.
The new one has no makers name. It is, of course, Chinese, and is just what I wanted. It has a 15.6 inch screen, 16 GB, DDR4, 512 GB, and Windows 11. Whatever all that means.
As long as it does what I ask of it for a couple of years I shall be very happy. I bought the laptop through a well-known jungle shop; it arrived the following day!