...I'm (trying) to migrate to a new computer. The 2002, 2.8GHz, half-GigaByte RAM engine that has been chugging away for lo these many years is...chugging...ever....slower. Every software update makes it slog worse, poor thing. It's time for a new brainbox and I have two choices -- one NIB, smallish, recent, and the other a massive (and still fairly recent) ex-graphics machine from the scrap-pile, total overkill for what I need but undoubtedly on hyperdrive if I can shut down the zillion things on it that I don't need..
I'll start with the smaller, simpler one. Gonna need some luck and some time.
6 months ago