I went from Dell laptop to an HP latop with Windows 7, I also use Mozilla Firefox and AVG. I love it. I also have a Dell Desktop that is getting close to 7 years old but it works like a charm.
I have a friend who is a graphic design artist and she has a MAC. She got a very bad virus on it about 6 months ago. I would highly recommend using AVG with any computer that you decide to purchase and download Mozilla Firefox.
If your up to it, I would make yourself some home made chicken soup and make sure you drink plenty of fluids especially O.J. to get your Vitamin C. I use to get Bronchitis with the change of season's, ususally around May and October. I would also take a Tbsp of pure honey before I went to bed and it really helped.
I hope you feel much better Soon! I hope this information was helpful.
I just got the iPad, actually it came in today. I'm just learning the ins & outs. Overall, I love it. The glaring lack of Flash is affecting one of the main reasons I got it, to use for an online course I'm taking. Supposedly, it will be available at some point.
But for browsing, emailing, minor things...love it. Typing is easy, but I also got a keyboard just in case there is a lot of typing to do w my new career, if I'm on the road or something.
Good luck, whatever you choose.
I bought (with a student loan designed for university students to be equipped with a computer) a Macbook Pro. I had a Macbook before, it was awesome, I gave it to my best friend but it's resale value 3 years after I bought it was still 800-900 $, I paid it 1100$ and invested maybe 50$ to boost it's memory. Why do I tell you all of this? to let you know that it's a good INVESTMENT. :-)
But you know that eh? ;-) oh and Because of the high doses of hydromorphone Contin that I take every 12 hours I take + high and frequent doses of hydromorphone? (for breakthrough pain) is that dilaudid? anyway, sometimes I fall asleep when I'm sitting. :P whatever...
I feel for you, sorry about the puter...
Thanks for all the suggestions. I am taking lots of vitamins, Vit C, D, Omega 3, and multi. I actually have everything to make chicken soup and might actually feel well enough to make it. And I'll pick up some honey.
I'm surprised your friend got a virus; Mac's don't usually get them. Why is Mozilla Firefox better? I'm not sure if my Mac has made a permanent recovery but I'm using it at the moment.
I think I was falling asleep mostly because I was so sick, though at times I do fall asleep from my medication. Diluadid never worked for me; it was like taking nothing. I take oxycodone for the BT pain and the Fentanyl patch 75 mcg every 48 hours. I had tried the MS Contin but some side effects made it not great for me.
Once I used firefox long ago, I never went back to IE.. not only because of it's security features but with a lot of other features too.. I am fond of it's addons.
I hope you feel much better soon!
I have an HP laptop with Win 7. It was technically my DH's computer when we went to buy it so I just let him figure out which one to get with the sale's rep while I walked around the store looking at other stuff.
I think it was his plan for me to have this one and I do like it a lot. Having a laptop is essential because with my neck I can't sit in regular chairs for long and I can use the laptop in the recliner.
I have not had any problems with viruses on this computer so far *knock on wood*, but DH is also pretty good with computers and does all the updates and things that one is supposed to do with computers.
I have heard Macs are good, but I really like my HP with Win 7.
I think viruses become more of an issue when kids start downloading stuff. I never thought I'd like the Mac but I love it. Now that this laptop has once again resurrected itself, I don't have to spend money I don't have :) I'd be lost without the laptop. I'm up at all hours of the night and it's much more comfortable to be reading online stuff in bed.
I'm glad your MacBook resurrected itself ;-)
I see my dr on the 9th and will talk to her about the fentanyl patch; considering what I take now: the medication, the dose and the amount of breakthrough pill I take (I write everything down and it's in an excel folder, it's easy for her or my pharmacist to consult) and the lever of pain I'm experimentating. :-(
I'm so happy for you that you were able to save some money and your MAC sprang back to life:)
I look forward to hearing from you. I hope you feel much better soon!