Monday, 6 July 2020

Upgrading our systems

After eight successful years our Macbook (Miriam) has entered semi-retirement and has been replaced by Emily, who is a Mac Mini. We've gone back to a "desktop" style computer after a decade of laptops - one reason being Miriam, and the Macbook before her (Suzy), never actually moved from the desk. You can get more bang for your buck with a desktop computer, and a much bigger screen.

Emily is our first main computer without a traditional hard drive (it has an SSD) and no CD drive. Although Miriam's CD drive was hardly ever used especially in recent years, it will be interesting to see if the lack of a drive on the new computer will end up being a problem or not. Miriam is always available if we need to check a CD-ROM of course...