I just bought a new computer. Should be arriving in a week or so. Probably more money than I ought to have spent — but then again, I can (kind of) afford it, and this one is getting a bit obsolete. Ah, who the hell am I kidding? This new computer should be able to run Oblivion, and that’s what really matters. I say “should” because, in my experience, you can never be sure — but still, it’s got a 2.4 GHz processor, 2 MB of RAM, and an NVIDIA 8800 GTS video card. If it can’t run Oblivion, well, I give up. This will be the fanciest computer I have ever owned, even though I did pass up Vista. I hope it works out well. A lot of money to throw at a toy (even if it is a toy I use for work).
My goal is to use as much free software and open source stuff as possible. Firefox for the browser, Avast! as the virus protection, and OpenOffice as my word processor. Let’s see how that works out. Must be the socialist in me, but it doesn’t seem like you should need to pay extra to surf the web, be safe doing so, and write a book. Any other suggestions of free and useful software I can use? (Oh, yeah, iTunes, too, if that counts).