Yesterday afternoon, my regular Windows running PC workstation started having fits. Flash 8 suddenly started crashing. The same thing started happening with Windows Media Player, which I use regularly to preview my animation.
Right then and there I started to make back-ups of my current work. This is not the first time these fits happened. The last time this thing reared it’s ugly head, I had to bring my PC to the shop and have the technicians fix it for me. That resulted in a one-day downtime to my work, which is something I cannot afford to happen to me!
That last incident led me to purchase my first desktop Mac, a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with 20″ screen and 1 GB of RAM (I just love mouthing off those specs). The purpose was primarily for back up in case my regular PC broke down again.
Now, here’s the beauty of getting a Mac: when I bought it and brought it home, I was up and running in no more than 10 minutes! Had I bought another Windows machine, I had to do a lot of stuff first before I can even get it working, stuff like running Windows update, installing anti-virus software for protection, and all the other things associated with a Windows Operating System. With the Mac, it’s ready right out of the box. So sweet!
Luckily, yesterday’s incident was not so catastrophic. The gremlins that played around with my PC apparently have left her alone for the moment. But unlike the last time when I was totally freaked out, I am more able to deal with the mini-crisis now because I know I have a reliable back-up machine in my iMac.