It’s been another interesting week on the Crate Kings front. Just when I seemed pretty damn close to really shaking all the computer issues that have popped up lately, another one unexpectedly rears its ugly head. After kicking off the month of March with a complete site-wide crash & data loss, discovering that Windows won’t perform the critical Vista SP-1 update, and my 8 month old Toshiba Satellite laptop refusing to boot up, I decided to make a life changing decision… that’s right, it’s time for a Mac!
It was a tough decision to come to, especially considering that I’ve been a loyal Windows user for over 10 years and switching to another operating system, in my mind at least, is akin to a nasty divorce. Hopefully, everything will turn out to be just as all the Mac converts say… more like finding an amazing woman after escaping one train wreck of a relationship. For the record, anyone who tells you that Vista isn’t a train wreck is not your friend.
So now it’s just a matter of waiting around until the new iMac is released with the updated Intel Penryn processer (supposedly about a 5-10% performance boost). Rumors have Apple releasing the update as early as tomorrow or as late as the WWDC in June (most agree that this is highly unlikely); however, I’ll keep my fingers crossed tonight since I spent this afternoon in the Apple store and almost accidently drooled on a Mighty Mouse. Maybe Steve Jobs will have mercy and I’ll be able to grab my favorite consumer credit enabler sometime in the next 24 hours and do my own little part to help jump start the lagging U.S. economy.
Just imagine… I’ll finally put an end to lost time messing around with faulty Windows drivers, incompatible network cards, registry errors, and a brand new Lexmark printer/scanner that’s still only semi functional. Reliable computing will only have to wait a little bit longer. Until then, you can catch me at the local Toshiba repair center counting the hours and watching the days go by.