My internet computer is (was) a Mac G3 running slightly old versions of Netscape and IE, but........
I WAS LOCKED OUT OF THE NEW FORUM SINCE IT WAS UPDATED. It would not let me post a topic, and at least half of the topics appeared as if they were written in invisible ink. I could see the names, and title of topic but no text. I eventually figured out I could copy the invisible text and paste it into Eudora, but what a pain!!
Never had this happen on any other forums.
Loading pages became incredibly slow too.
So, having come to love this place, I bought a new PC (first one ever) and signed up for a new high speed internet connection to the tune of.....alot.
In all seriousness, this Forum is a great learning tool, and being able to hear others works, techniques as well as getting great feedback from others on my own pieces is an essential tool for me.
It was time to update, and now I will be able to download, listen and post even more!!!
Congrats on your new PC. It's becoming more and more a PC world, especially for music!
Question though: $2000 is a lot to spend on one! Did you buy one of those XPC music computers, or something like that?
I have never had to spend more than $1200 (and usually a lot less) on a PC for music. It must be a really powerful unit and you should definitely use it for GPO. The NI stuff works so much better than on a MAC!
P.S. If there was one thing the new forum 'upgrade' did it was cost me a chance to win the 20,000th post contest!!!
Well....I was being a little over-dramatic and (unfortunately) I don't have a lot of money. But being single I am able to dump any expendable income into music/computers/software.....we all have our vices.
There are other reasons I bought it too. I am trying to establish myself as a film composer here in Dubai and so much happens on the web here. I was TIRED of waiting for pages to load, not being able to go places where slow Mac's can't go.
Being locked out of the GPO forum was my wake-up call to UPGRADE!!!!!!
If your $2000 investment lasts as long as that G3, you will more than get your money back. Plus you can run GPO on it and it will COOK! In all it's money well spent. My wife and I went to cable modem access, and we'll let the water and heat get cut off before we let the data pipe go. So, it is completely understood in getting access to what the world has to offer through the Internet.