March 20, 2008

My new MacBook Air


Yes, I do love Firefox, great browser! Oh, and I also like the program Picasa to store and organize my photos. The computer I use for that is a Sony VAIO laptop with a 250GB hard drive and a 17" screen. It also has a built in HDTV tuner and I will try to snap a picture of it soon! Perhaps I will have one of my cats near it.


I wanted to let everyone know that I use many different kinds of computers. How about this HP touch screen computer in my stable? My stable manager Betsy uses it everyday, especially to check the weather maps to watch for anything that may affect the horses while they are out in the paddocks. (Doesn't Sharkey appear to be snoozing?)


Many of you have commented that you think I should use Parallels for my new Mac to run Windows as well - I actually DID know about that!  I just like having the two computers side by side, as sometimes I need to have my email and schedule up on one, while browsing the Web on the other.   As you can imagine, I multi-task all the time. My assistants all seem to have different preferences (Mac. Vs. PC) and I like to give them both options when they need to do some work at my desk.  Thank you for your helpful suggestions!

I was so excited when my new MacBook Air arrived the other day.  When I opened the box and examined this laptop, I was amazed by how razor thin and how light it is – just .76 of an inch and only 3 pounds.  It has a full-size illuminated keyboard, which is terrific for working in a dimly lit car or on an airplane.  And I really love the trackpad, which works in much the same way as the Apple iPhone, giving you many more options by simply moving your fingers.  I also use an HP laptop on a regular basis because I like to be well versed on both platforms and be able to multi-task.  Both computers sit side by side on my desk in my kitchen and having them right there together is very convenient for me.  It’s a little difficult to photograph just how thin this MacBook Air is, but you can see for yourself by stopping at an Apple store or checking it out on line at

The MacBook Air is truly a technological thing of beauty.  When it’s not traveling on the road with me, it looks great on my desk as you can see here.

And of course, Sharkey has to check it out too!