Last week was like Christmas in my office. I received an iMac and Windows XP.
For those who might be thinking, â€œHow did he get XP on an iMacâ€, I am talking about two different machines.
The Faculty of Management bought a bunch of IBMs this year and I received one of them. They came with windows XP. I have been waiting for awhile to be able to use this OS and I am very impressed.
For my double pleasure it also came with Office 2003. There are not too many changes in most of the Office suite apps; although I do like the new Reading View in Microsoft Word. The most impressive changes were in Outlook. The Reading Pane and the collapsible menus are a hit with me. I only wish I can make my IMAP folder the default inbox. That would make my job a lot easier.
A member of our faculty, for whatever reason, decided to bring back his iMac. Since it is still fairly new, our department didnâ€™t want to get rid of it. At the same time they didnâ€™t want to have to provide support for a single Mac. It was decided that I would get it and I could take care of myself.
It was set up on Friday, and I am pretty stoked about it. Despite what Jon thinks, itâ€™s not because I have converted to a Mac. It is because I get to test my sites on more platform/browser combinations. As well, it allows me to keep my Mac skills up to date.
A pleasant week as far as technology gifts go.
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