A change is upon us and there is no turning back. If the computer changed so much at the beginning, fast forward from the 1980s to the discovery of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the beginning of the new millennium. .
I am sometimes amused in taking the train to New York City. A young Johnny hops on the train with his me-Pod (I-Pod), cell phone and laptop. Johnny is fully wired - wires going from his I-Pod to his ears and from the PC to the cell phone. Johnny is on e-mail, music and commuting all at the same time.
I recall the late 1950s to early 1960s in Sri Lanka. We walked to school with a number of other children and had plenty of conversation as we went along. Of course, one can get those years back in a few hours by traveling to a remote village in a developing country and see that much of life has unchanged.
If you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system, it is best to wait until next year to purchase a PC. Microsoft has delayed the windows Vista operating system until January 2007. Purchasing a PC next year will ensure that you have the new Vista operating systems on board. This is bad news for PC makers, who normally get a big boost from the Christmas holiday season.
How to Ensure New PC Can Use Windows Vista is a great read for those contemplating getting a new PC soon. And the great news of all is that Apple Computer will revamp the Macintosh line with Intel chips to run Windows as well as the Mac OS X operating system, so you can buy an Apple for both technology worlds. Walter Mossberg praises the Mac for its dual operating modes. Walter's advice is to wait until January next year to buy a PC with Vista preinstalled. Why, one reason is the headache of upgrading from XP to Vista. The other reason is that running Vista requires bundles of disk space and RAM, so there will probably be a home version and a premium version for users to pick.
Now are you ready to go out and buy? The smart way is to purchase for a purpose. Some of us are gadget freaks and want everything new in the market. So if what you have serves your needs there is no need to run out to market and spend your hard earned money for nothing. I used Windows 95 for almost ten years before graduating to Windows XP. When the programs got too big I was forced to upgrade.