Yes. Yes, I did. I sang “Thus Spake Zarathustra” as my new computer came to life.
Here it is set up on my vintage Formica table in the bay window of my workspace/studio. Hydra pointed out that I could leave my old computer, which still limps along, set up while I get to know Windows 8 and transfer all the really good stuff. I’ve been wanting to experiment with facing the window rather than the wall for a while. The only issues are the amount of light and the dust when I open the windows.
The new computer is nothing fancy, but has more storage, as is always the case with new computers. The big 23″ monitor, though, is for photo editing and for having two documents up side by side. The new color printer is a bit more than basic.
Wow, our first computer, way back in 1988 cost five times more and had a 3 megabyte hard drive. Fancy!