Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:32 AM
Hi, I'm Nancy Ryder Farrell, the Ryder being mostly English and Irish and the Farrell being Irish (my husband's name).
I bought my first PC in 1986 - a Tandy 1000 EX! It cost me $1100 including the printer and an extra 5.25" floppy drive. It was thought that noone buying a home computer could possibly need a hard drive! I proceeded to learn everything I could about the thing, hardware and software. I was very frustrated by what I thought was MY lack of understanding so I took an introductory class and realized that I knew as much as the instructor! He was amazed that I had taken the computer all apart and put it back together correctly.
Today I have a nice clone with 768 MB of Ram, a 160 GB hard drive and I'm using XP, SP3. I'm flirting with the idea of learning linux, Ubuntu to be exact.
My other interests include all things cat and singing & listening to choral music.