And I also have two broken computers which belonged to my son. And I'm getting ready to dump this Dell. People tell me to not throw them away or recycle them because they have recoverable data on the hard drives. Can I just take them out on my concrete-slabbed patio and smash to smithereens, sweep us the pieces, pour sulphuric acid on them, and throw the whole mess into a lake? Would that work?
Thanks to all for advice.
As always, I turn to cnet for solid answers.
My nine-month old Dell computer and Windows Vista operating system is acting up. I'm frustrated with having to repair or buy a new computer about every nine or ten months. Computers are tempermental, hateful, fickle, capricious, stubborn, frustrating and frankly they are becoming more trouble and expensive than they are worth to me.
If I decide to replace this one, could someone please tell me what kind to buy? I just want the most simple, basic, practical computer and operating system. I only use the computer to surf the net; email; word processor; printer, etc. I don't play video games or listen to music. The less features the better.
I keep hearing that Mac's are durable, reliable and secure.