Although it has served me well, I have finally come to the conclusion that my ancient desktop PC running Windows XP is no longer up to the job as it’s becoming tiresomely slow, especially for editing images, plus support for XP ended last year. My PC has lasted a decade without and trouble so I think I’ve had good value from it! It’s hard to move on as my old PC is a like a comfy pair of slippers, but times change as I guess I must accept progress eventually, so this last week I have been trying to get up to speed on using my new laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. It’s horribly cumbersome compared with XP but the machine itself is so much faster that it should make editing and work online a breeze once I get used to it. I might even be able to put together some videos, which was always a bit of a chore on the old machine!