So the dreaded blue screen of death, while somewhat contained (largely by not running iTunes, especially at the same time as Adobe Photoshop), is not yet conquered. I am thinking dangerous, tempting thoughts of purchasing a new computer.
Which means my thoughts lately have gravitated around the following questions:
Desktop or laptop? I do still have a working laptop, and I've been thinking of buying one of those super portable netbooks for writing in transit, since that's all I really need a laptop for, so I'm not really worrying about portability in replacing this one. The only reason I'm even thinking of replacing it with a laptop is because it seems desktops are thinner on the ground these days than laptops. Plus, I could then reformat this one and use it as a work-only machine.
And, more importantly, do I stick with PC, stick with PC and install Linux, or switch to Mac? I do so love the open source community, but I keep hearing good things about Macs. On the other hand, whenever I've used a Mac, its frustratingly annoyingly smug habit of not letting me into the innards of the operating system drives me up the wall.
So, a poll (without the ticky boxes, sorry, that plugin broke and I haven't fixed it yet). What do you use? What do you prefer? And any brand-names you swear by when buying a new computer?