Hello Ms MAC and Goodbye Ms PC!

Life is getting better these days Clay is doing great and  I am slowly getting things done that were put on hold.  One of the most important things I had to do was to set up my new iMAC before Windows would no long be supported.  Somehow I thought I had until the 20th of January to make the transition, but alas when I turned on my PC it was yesterday that Windows 7 support stopped!  Whew!  Talk about cutting it close!

So this morning I rushed to shut off the Internet on the Dell laptop and the 2 desktops before we had any problems with uninvited guests – like hackers or unwanted viruses on our network!

I started Monday with setting up the iMAC, backing up all documents for the last time, transferring them to the iMAC, switching 2 laptops, and now aI will be getting rid of the 2 each 10 year old desktops.

You ask about my quilting projects?  Well, they have been on hold until tomorrow or Saturday!  I had allowed 4 days this week Tomorrow will be downloading EQ8 and getting familiar with some of the software and settings.  I now am totally Apple and am 95% finished with the transition.  Here is my new work station!

There was one problem with the transition, I have 3 external hard drives that I use to continually back up my documents and pictures that are on the PC.  One of them was accidentally hit and fell on the floor – goodbye Seagate External Drive!  Thank God I had already transferred files to the iMAC, because later when we moved the PC that had all the files went belly up also (at least I think it did) !  I had another one that evidently had died also so I was left with the one that I backed up my MacBookPro laptop.  In the end, it all worked out great, if I lost any data or documents they were things I can do without!

Tomorrow will be short trip to HEB and playing with Ms MAC and Friday we will be going to BAMC for a checkup and probably a full cast will be put on his hand after they remove stitches and the temporary splint.

I am ‘planning’ on selecting fabrics for OMIGOSH if all goes well.  I am still leaning toward Reproductions.  But as we quilters know – we have the option to change our minds.

Have a great week and week-end!  Enjoy the Holiday on Monday if you are still working

Nanette

20 thoughts on “Hello Ms MAC and Goodbye Ms PC!

  1. Yay! All Mac, all the time! I would love to have a new MacBook, but it isn’t in the budget. It looks like you have transferred everything just in time, and quickly. That’s a heck of a screen size, too! HEB! I haven’t thought of that store in ages. Not since I left Texas in 2010, probably. LOL

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    • I am pleased with now having all apple products. A little upset with Apple on the IOS 13 for the iPad and iPhone and Apple Watch, maybe someday they will get it fixed!
      It is a great computer and I will love it and it will be the last one I purchase.
      HEB has run all the competition (exception Costco, Whole Foods, and Walmart) but no other grocery chains are left in South Texas! Greedy HEB. Hugs

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  2. So you are saying Windows98 is no longer supported?? That’s the operating system on my mom’s computer. I think my dad’s is Windows 7. The 98 never went online so it was never updated. I don’t remember the last time my dad’s computer was online. I’ll muddle through with my Windows 10, but I may need to look at a Mac when this laptop dies. Sure glad you didn’t lose anything! That’s the worst part of all digital photos and programs…they disappear when the computers die.

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    • They will only be support Windows 10. I am happy that I did this now. For the life of me I cannot figure out how one can move a computer from one place to another and the screen won’t stay on! Then the one that was in the house had a mouse that died and could not motivate the system. Think I will call Altex and ask them – we purchased them in 2011 when we were hit by a lightening strike. OH WELL. I know one thing, I am worn out! Eyes are really bothering me, but it will be awhile before I can get them fixed due to Clay’s situation! Life is just a bowl of cherries. Hugs

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  3. That seems like a pretty speedy roll over for you! My laptop has Windows 7, but DH runs Unix. I won’t go to Windows 10, but not sure what I’ll do with this one. We have a secure server, and its only on when I’m using it. I’ll have to watch it carefully until I decide. Glad to hear that Clay is continuing to heal and that you are not over stressing so you can soon enjoy your studio time. 🙂

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    • Well, I just do not trust operating systems where the developer is not updating and supporting. This means if they experience a virus problem or a vulnerability problem with Windows 7 they will to put out a patch to protect users. The anti-virus software would not have protected us and I did not want my other devices impacted through our Network.. That would be a total wipe out!
      Today is a rest day the old people are tired! Hugs

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  4. I have a mac and know nothing about windows and what you have just experienced – thankfully all turned out well 🙂 including Clay and his on going healing! Great work station and loved the coo coo clock. I had that same clock years back, hmmm where did it end up? I always loved that clock 🙂 Here’s to getting back in the grove with some gorgeous quilting!

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    • I grew up on PC’s and only when in 2009 we bought our first ipads did I learn Apple! I love them and I think the iMAC is going to be so much more fun to do my updated EQ to EQ8 – Tomorrow will be computer day and I want to get back to the Studio and sew. Hugs

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  5. Hubby just finished transitioning too Windows 10 for the same reason. I hear great things about Mac, but have never made the switch. The Omigosh pattern is on my hit list.

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    • I felt that it was finally time to jus be an Apple person, BUT I do have the 2015 Dell laptop up and running in the slide out under the MAC as a backup! So I am good to go! I had heard Windows 10 was not good – now I do not know if they were as heavy into computers as I am.
      Hugs Hope all is well!

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  6. Hi Nanette! That is the kind of computer I use at work – same size, etc. I know you will love it. I hope the EQ8 install goes well. Have you used the software before? Enjoy the weekend – I hope the casting goes well for Clay. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Yes, I have EQ 5,6,7, and now will download EQ8 tomorrow. But it is getting time for us to go to the Studio – I want to start quilting again! Having issues with stupid sciatica on left leg and it has kept me from walking – need to get that settled down. Hugs

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  7. After all the issues with Microsoft and updates you can’t control, My Guy has threatened to transition to a Mac. I hope at some point you’ll share if you like the change and any issues that pop up. Congrats on getting most of the transition of files and programs completed. It’s a pain setting up a new system.

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  8. I have always loved Math and Logic and wanted to be a programmer, but went in a different direction for my career. I have been around them since 1966. Big advantage. At 75, I am still blessed with a good mind and have always kept up with the changes through the years.

    Have a great week! Hugs

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