I got a new laptop recently, after some functions on my 15 year-old laptop originally bought for teaching gave up the ghost. I am slowly trying to get used to its idiosyncracies, with some frustration.
First of all, after bringing it home I spent 4 hours trying to get it to connect and another four hours on the phone waiting to get a Staples technician (who I had paid extra to get access to!). He concluded that the computer had been set up incorrectly, with no visible wireless adapter (the crucial bit of programming that allows you to connect). He told me to take it back to the store.
This was both a relief (because I had not just been an idiot trying to get it set up myself), and annoying (for the extra trip). They had it re-programmed in 15 minutes and I was then able to start the process of downloading software and getting on the internet to access this blog.
The next problems are the keyboard glitches. Typing an accent I get è. Same for quotation marksÈ. Same for question marks. And my delete key just types periods. Do you know how awkward this gets trying to write blog postsÉÉÉ (there, I canèt even ask you a question)!
Any ideasÉÉ (thatès meant as another question)!
The advice I find online is to type Ctrl-Shift. However this doesnèt work!
I still have to figure out how to use the microphone. I can dictate in Word, but not in Blogger. It would be so much faster if I could (with my slow two-fingered typing). I dictate almost all my emails and texts on my iphone and find it very accurate. Hopefully I can sort that out soon. You can only spend so many hours a day sorting these things out; I have other things to do too!
And then there is the keyboard spacing. Although keyboards are generally identical, there are tiny differences I have to train my brain to recognize compared to my ergonomic desktop keyboard.
However, in many ways I think this is going to be a big advantage. You may not even experience as many days with no blog posts.