Hello and thanks for the lovely welcome. I came here with great trepidation because even though I have been using computers for almost 15 years, I am still very much a beginner in many ways. It is wonderful to see that there are people out there so willing to help the clueless like myself!
My name is Meryl and I am on the beautiful far north coast of NSW, Australia (otherwise known as Paradise :-) ) I have been using PCs since 1994 and since the introduction of Vista, I have gotten more and more frustrated with the increasing amount of time I have to spend just getting my computer to work - let alone getting things done.
I run a national, non-profit organisation (the Australian Vaccination Network - www.avn.org.au) and publish and edit their magazine, Living Wisdom (www.living-wisdom.com) - all from my home. The wonders of modern technology! That and raising 4 teenage children (though at this stage, I'd say they are raising me every bit as much as the other way around) and having a thriving Ebay business keeps me off the street and in trouble.
Two weeks ago, I bit the bullet and bought myself a MacBook Pro (17 inch widescreen, 4MB RAM, you name it - it's fantastic!) I am not having any trouble learning my way around it though I keep hitting the Fn key when I mean to hit the command key - erases everything I'm trying to copy LOL.
I am hoping to get some help here (will ask in another part of the forum) getting my new baby to talk to our old Windows 2003 Server - they don't seem to get along too well. I think the server is jealous, actually.
So, that's my introduction. I am really looking forward to getting to know some of you here and to hopefully working out how to get the connection between server and laptop working.
All the best,