Thursday Inspiration — Getting Started

For Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt this week, we can use the prompt word start, or by going with the above picture. I’m bypassing a musical response this week to focus on technology.

The landscape in today’s world of operating systems can be confusing. For laptop and desktop computers, there’s Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and Chrome OS, to name the major players. And for smartphones, it’s mainly Apple’s iOS and Android OS.

Each operating system has its own idiosyncrasies, but their common job is to manages all of the software apps and hardware on the computer, tablet, or smartphone. They perform basic tasks such as file, memory, and process management, handling input and output, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.

But having devices with different operating systems can be a hardship when you use multiple devices. For example, my almost seven-year-old Dell laptop runs on Windows 10, whereas my smartphone runs on Apple iOS. My wife’s Macbook uses the latest Apple’s Mac OS, but her smartphone is an Android OS device. And these device-specific operating systems behave differently.

So why am I telling you this? It’s because my wife’s five-year-old Macbook has seen better days and she was thinking about replacing it with a new one. But our son, who is a brazen Google fan — he persuaded my wife and daughter to abandon their iPhones in favor of Google’s Pixel Android smartphones — advised my wife to get a Chromebook, which uses the Google Chrome OS, instead of a new Macbook. He ordered one for her as a Christmas present and it arrived yesterday.

So my task today, which I’m about to start, and, hopefully finish, is to help my wife set up her new Chromebook and migrate her data files from her Macbook to her Chromebook. Our son assured us that if we run into problems, we can call him and he, as an expert in all things Google, will serve as our trainer if we run into any snags.

We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck

Written for these Daily prompts (in addition to Jim’s Thursday Inspiration prompt): Word of the Day Challenge (landscape), Ragtag Daily Prompt (chrome), My Vivid Blog (idiosyncrasies), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (hardship), Your Daily Word Prompt (brazen), and The Daily Spur (trainer).

14 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Getting Started

  1. newepicauthor December 22, 2022 / 3:15 pm

    Good luck and you son sounds like a smart and helpful fellow.

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  2. XingfuMama December 22, 2022 / 3:29 pm

    Good luck. It’s the little things that always trip me up when changing systems.

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  3. Paula Light December 22, 2022 / 4:33 pm

    Good luck! I like iPhones but not MacBooks. Go figure…

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  4. Sadje December 22, 2022 / 4:36 pm

    Call your son and ask him to do the whole thing. I feel so frustrated when I’ve too perform these tasks

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  5. Carol anne December 22, 2022 / 5:01 pm

    I hope you dont run into trouble! Hope your wife enjoys her chrome book!

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  6. bushboy December 22, 2022 / 5:02 pm

    Sounds like you have the rest of the day mapped out.
    Thanks for joining in Fandango 😀😀

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  7. Nope, Not Pam December 22, 2022 / 8:14 pm

    Good luck, I suspect you’ll need it 🙄

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    • Fandango December 22, 2022 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks for your vote of confidence. 😉


  8. Marleen December 22, 2022 / 10:19 pm

    I prefer not getting new things, in this regard. But then it happens, that the old thing just won’t work any more.

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