My computer problems

Posting entries, adding comments to entries, and revising entries has become incredibly difficult. It takes at least twice the time it ought to, because my three-and-a-half-year-old Lenovo laptop with Windows XP keeps doing unwanted and bizarre things. If I were to catalogue those things in detail, you would be astounded. I think the laptop is slowly breaking down and going maliciously berserk, like the computer HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

At the same time I am extremely reluctant to move my work to my new Asus laptop with Windows 7 or get some other computer, because the time and effort needed to learn and get adjusted to the peculiarities of a new computer would be greater than that involved in continuing to work with my present laptop, as bothersome as that is.

But a possible solution occurs to me. Maybe I should start using another computer, install VMWare on it, use VMWare to create a virtual machine, and install Windows 98 in the virtual machine. With Windows 98 I work completely smoothly and happily, unlike XP. Most importantly, my highly customized version of Microsoft Word, in which I work very quickly, works in Windows 98, not in later Windows operating systems. And then I would blog and write exclusively on the virtual machine.

That would still take work to set up, but it might be finished in a day or two.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 17, 2013 11:52 PM | Send

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