I made some IT changes in the past few years. I bought a used HP desktop in 2011 – a 64 bit machine- and put Windows 8 Developer edition (free at the time) on it. I have stayed with Windows 8 – using the desktop interface. I have an iPad – a gift when I was sick. But I tried to I stay out of the Apple universe except for iTunes and an iPod to play podcasts and music.
I tried out different browsers and by last year had gone back to Firefox – I was on the Nightly releases for 64 bit machines – which seemed to work fine. I never liked MS Internet Explorer. I started to use Chrome when I moved to an Android phone last summer. I chose to submit to Google rather than Apple or MS. Privacy is hard.
At work, we have had an IT “refresh” last week (finally) and moved to Windows 7 Enterprise for workstation OS and MS Office 2010 for tools. Goodbye to Vista. MS had a good idea – an OS with security, but a slow and difficult program. MS is still selling desktop Office to enterprise buyers, but it is pushing the cloud-based licensing model for the “365” product for consumer buyers. Eventually we will all be tenant-serfs in someone’s better IT world.
I had kept up with Movable Type updates, but MT stopped providing updates to old purchasers (and a shrinking user and support community) so I made the switch to WordPress.
The Movable Type editor has 2 screens to compose entries as a body and an extended entry. The MT export and the WP import put the 2 part entries into single entries. “Pages” and tags did not convert. Links to photos and other “assets” in entries may point to addresses in my old MT static directory, but they work. Good enough.
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