Thank you all - again.
Cute bear and ferret. At our zoo here in Oregon I read that Polar Bears are the only bears that will stalk a human.
I love ferrets, but no time for any more pets.
Now, onto computers:
My Office copy is 2003. If anything is easier or faster I'll get the 2007 updated version. I'll get Vista too.
I need "easy". I get around the computer with common sense and no training whatsoever on Excel, Powerpoint, dvd burning, . . .
Remember, I know very little about computers. I don't know what anything is in the computer description: I don't know what a "ribbon" is, I don't "understand RAM", I don't understand Media Readers, or how many or what type of DVD Burners I need, how many cd/dvd drawers do I need at the front of the computer, where are those drawers on the slim models, etc. etc. etc.
I have a homebased travel agency and need to keep my client base encrypted. It's in a Microsoft Office Address Book.
BTW - I realize that I keep a huge amount of programs open at once: Ten internet pages open, my Outlook Express Inbox is open, Microsoft Office is open, 5 Word Documents are open, i Tunes are up and playing. If it didn't "disappear" from my computer I'd have the Nortel Network "Focalpoint" programs open. Does that change the speed, size whatever that I need.
Any opinions on Dells Outlet department?