My Sony VAIO VGN-AW420D Laptop Computer

When I started looking for a new computer, I contemplated buying a Mac rather than a PC. I eventually chose the PC for several reasons, not the least of which was the cost difference. The  Sony VAIO notebook I was considering was about $1500 (Can) cheaper than a MacBook Pro with similar configuration.  I knew that…

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Programs Compatible with Windows 7

Windows 7 has an excellent Compatibility site that lets you know which programs and hardware will work with this OS. I installed Office 2003 with no problem at all. My version is an upgrade. All I had to do was insert the installation disc for Office 2003. Eventually I had to put in the installation…

First Look at Windows 7

I was a long time Windows XP user and I had been hearing good things about Windows 7. My old computer wasn’t up to the task of a new OS, but my new computer came with Windows 7 installed. I’m a few months into my exploration of Windows 7. It has been an interesting task to work…

Christmas A Normal Family

The Annual Christmas Letter – 2009

I’ve been sending out an Annual Christmas Letter since 1984. The first letter was a way of responding to all the notes that were in the Christmas Cards I had received that year. People were summarizing their year with glowing accounts of how successful their career was, how brilliant their children were, and how “Martha…

How to Replace iTunes with CopyTrans Manager

I’ve inherited several iPods from my husband. He has graduated to an iTouch, leaving me with several Nanos that he no longer wants. I decided to put my Christmas music on the smaller size one, and the rest of my music on the other. I downloaded iTunes onto my computer. The installation took quite a…