Sunday, December 20, 2015

My Current Software

Over the last three weeks I've had the pleasure of upgrading my laptop and also my desktop machines.  Since I've done it twice recently and I find these lists helpful on occasion, I thought I would quickly post the software I find I actually need on a new machine.

I've found great convenience in using cloud storage options like Dropbox, Box and iCloud.  It really speeds up transitioning to a new computer and it helps me migrate my preferred way which is to not migrate at all but, rather, do a clean setup on the new machine, install what I really need for tools, copy any data not in cloud storage over the from the last machine, make a backup of the old machine then decommission the old machine.

FWIW, new hardware was...

- 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, 3.1 Ghz i7, 512 GB SSD, 16GB RAM

- 27-inch 5K Retina iMac, 4.0GHz i7, 1 TB SSD, 32GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M395X w/4GB

- Sundry iPads which I just restore from iCloud backups

Now I am faced with the unenviable task of upgrading wife's computer.  She's a Windows Girl which means I've got to shop for a PC which is a little like shopping for an American-made luxury car: You know you're in for trouble.