A few weeks ago, Jason and I tentatively started looking for a new laptop. We've had ours for seven years now, and even though it's not exactly broken, it doesn't run all that fast anymore. I have no tolerance for slowness when I'm working in Photoshop. I have little tolerance for slowness anyway, let alone from machines.
So we started looking.
My mom told us to get a Mac, but our budget wasn't going to accommodate that idea. Plus, I have no particular attachment to Macs. I've been a PC girl my whole life.
But my mom was persistent. (I suspect she needs me to become proficient at working on a Mac so I can help her with some of her work.)
She gave us an offer we couldn't refuse: her tricked-out Mac, only a year old, for less than one-third the cost of what it's worth. It even has the new version of Photoshop on it. *swoon*
In case you didn't know, my parents hate it when their children don't have sufficient computer processing power. They take great pains in making sure we all stay up to date and technologically functional. Yes, it's a real nuisance having received a good printer, scanner, computer, iPod, digital camera, and external hard drive over the past few years as gifts from my parents. It's like my parents are ridiculously cool or something.
So, in a couple weeks our new Mac will get networked with our old desktop PC. I think that's called having the best of both worlds.
I'm excited and a little bit nervous. A new computer is a big commitment, but one I think I'm ready for.
I'm really hoping my Mac and I will make beautiful pictures together.
First question though: how do I right click if there's only one button on the mouse?