It arrived yesterday and one of our friends came over to set it up for me. It took him about 2 hours, and he was able to install my scanner and printer on it, so I don't have to buy a new one of those yet. It wouldn't have mattered much, as they are so cheap now, but I hate learning how to use new things, so at least I don't have to learn how to used a new computer or scanner! Learning how to use this PC is another story though! Ken has the Home XP operating system on his laptop, so I knew a bit about it, but XP Pro is slightly different, so I've had to fiddle around to do things that I used to take for granted on the old one.
Mark was able to save my old Favorites list on a memory stick, and put that on the new PC. He saved my Outlook Express address book too, but couldn't transfer it to the new one, so at the moment, I have no email addresses on file. But they are all on the memory stick, so if anyone reading this knows how to get them on to my new PC, perhaps you can explain!
It is great to use - so much faster, and I have been able to catch up on all my old favourite blogs that I haven't been able to see for months. Other than that, it is pretty much the same. It has a DVD drive which I didn't have before, but I can't see myself using that. We have a perfectly good TV to watch DVDs on! I don't see the point of watching them on a small computer screen. But there may be a use for it somewhere down the track, who knows?