What a kick! As one friend said upon receiving our invitation, “You’ll use any excuse for a party!”
I can’t think of a better way for geeks to party. And, Microsoft provided some fun stuff. There was the Windows 7 puzzle.
We had a great room. The Rec hall here at Paradise Island has undergone major improvements since last year. With a ceiling mounted projector and a huge screen – it’s a great place to present computer seminars … or movies.
Everyone there was a good friend, so we also did plenty of partying.
Notice the 2 guys in the background in the photo above – we had two computers with Windows 7 for people to try. Jim upgraded his computer to Win 7, and he went out and bought me a brand new computer today. $800 for a near-top-of-the-line Sony Vaio (500 GB hard drive, 4GB RAM plus 2GB on the video card, and a Blue Ray player) … hard to believe.
Microsoft even sent us Windows 7 napkins :-)
And, everyone got a Windows 7 goodie bag.
Here’s the completed puzzle.
So, today, Jim is setting up my new computer with all my old software. So far, so good. In addition to this being Windows 7, we also got the 64 bit version. I’m expecting some of my software to have problems … Dreamweaver and Fireworks to be specific. If you’re wondering about compatibility of any of your software or hardware, you can visit the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. And, here is our take on ‘Should you Upgrade to Windows 7’
So, here’s my new computer. Isn’t she pretty?
My old computer is working just fine, but it will be 3 years old in January. Our first rule of buying a new computer is to get one *before* your old one dies. It’s just so much easier to get a new computer going when you still have the old one to work on and get stuff from. See the rest of our 7 Tips for Buying a New Computer.